School is Not Supposed to Hurt
But for some kids it does, according to proponents of H.R. 4247, the Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Act.
Among other things, the bill would prohibit elementary and secondary school personnel from managing any student using mechanical or chemical restraints, physical restraints, or escorts that restrict breathing, or any “aversive behavioral intervention” that compromises student health and safety.
The bill recently received a cost estimate (a little over $2.00 per U.S. family), a signal that it could come up for a vote soon. The spending in the bill would award grants to states to assist them in establishing and implementing policies, as well as collecting and analyzing data, related to the physical restraint or seclusion of elementary and secondary school students.
What say you? Here’s the current vote on H.R. 4247, the Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Act. Click to vote, comment, learn more, or edit the wiki article about the bill.