The use of restraint and seclusion in schools is a pervasive, nationwide problem. According to the Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, the use of these dangerous practices is highest among children with disabilities and is disproportionately used on students of color.
On February 24, Senator Harkin (D-Iowa) introduced the Keeping All Students Safe Act (view the bill here).
Please act now! Stop Hurting Kids have made it easy to contact your senators just (click here) and tell them to co-sponsor the Keeping All Students Safe Act (S 2036). Your effort will help ensure the safety of all students against these harmful practices.
Federal legislation is essential to provide all children in the U.S. with equal protection from these dangerous techniques that have resulted in serious injury, trauma, and even death.