The Education Committee of the House of Representatives will convene a hearing tomorrow, Tuesday May 19th, at 10:00 am to "examine abusive and deadly uses of seclusion and restraint in U.S. schools." Seclusion and restraint are physical interventions used by teachers and other school staff to prevent students from hurting themselves or others.
The hearing will held at Room 2715 of the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC. Further details are available at the committee's website.
The hearings are in response to the National Disability Rights Network report released in January of their study on restraint and seclusion of school children, many with disabilities. The report chronicles a number of instances where children were injured or even killed by these techniques. It is an interesting and bone-chilling document. Here is a link.
For a previous post on this blog about the NDRN report follow this link.