TAKE ACTION TO HELP END CORPORAL PUNISHMENT AND THE USE OF RESTRAINT AND SECLUSION IN SCHOOLS

Contact your federal legislators here to let them know it’s time to end these practices.

Two pending pieces of federal legislation — the Keeping All Students Safe Act (KASSA) and the Protecting Our Students in School Act — aim to dramatically reduce or eliminate the use of archaic and obsolete disciplinary practices in schools.

Neither hitting children nor restraining and secluding them solve the problems that are causing concerning¬† behaviors.¬† Hitting is not an act of love nor a demonstration of caring. And restraint and seclusion do not enhance safety, are not therapeutic, and are crisis management (not crisis prevention) strategies). Your federal representatives need to hear from you so they’re crystal clear about where their constituents stand on these obsolete, harmful practices. Feel free to modify the message below and make sure your voice is heard!

H.R.3474/S.1858: KEEPING ALL STUDENTS SAFE ACT

  • Would make it illegal for schools receiving federal funds to seclude children
  • Would require better training and parent notification following use of physical restraint and eliminate the use of prone restraint

H.R. 3836/S.2029: PROTECTING OUR STUDENTS IN SCHOOLS ACT

  • Would prohibit the practice of corporal punishment in schools receiving federal funding
  • Would provide funds to assist schools and districts in improving their culture and climate, making schools safer for students.

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Help protect students from punitive, exclusionary discipline practices by telling your Members of Congress to support #HR3474 and #HR3836 today:

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Join me in ensuring our most vulnerable kids are not subject to obsolete, counterproductive, unnecessary disciplinary practices by contacting your Members of Congress.

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Students need to feel safe in schools to learn and grow. Tell your Members of Congress to take a stand against corporal punishment in our schools.

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