9:13 am May 19, 2009, by Laura Diamond
UPDATE: The GAO released a report today finding widespread allegations of abuse over the way special education students are treated in public and private schools. The report found that teachers and other staff members lack training in how in restraint methods.
A Woodstock High teacher and her assistant were arrested Monday for allegedly duct taping a special education student to a chair.
The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office also said that the teacher confined another student under a desk.
The situation mentioned above is an extreme case. Still, there have been other reports of teachers harming students with disabilities.
I’ve often heard parents of special needs children say their kids were being mistreated, abused or ignored in schools but were unable to prove it.
How are special education students really treated? Which districts are doing a good job?
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