Restraint and Seclusion are practices used in public schools that have killed, injured, and traumatized students. More than 20 children have died, according to a Congressional agency report. At least 107,000 students were subjected to restraint and seclusion in isolation rooms, according to data from the 2011-12 school year. To prevent these practices and protect students and staff, Senators Tom Harkin and Chris Murphy have introduced the Keeping All Students Safe Act in the Senate (S. 2036) and Representatives George Miller and Gregg Harper have introduced the House bill (H.R. 1893). To help support the bill and stop restraint and seclusion in our nation’s schools, join TASH on Capitol Hill for a Congressional Briefing.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Capitol Visitors Center
Room SVC 203-02
How you can help:
1) Please attend if you are in the Washington, DC area. Send RSVP to dcintern_AL@aclu.org
2) Spread the word by downloading the congressional briefing flyer and sharing this important announcement with friends, family, colleagues and members of the media
Download the Congressional Briefing flyer HERE.
Co-hosts of the Congressional Briefing include ACLU, APRAIS, and the Congressional Black Caucus Education & Labor Taskforce
Barb Trader, Executive Director, TASH
Dan Habib, Filmmaker, Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire
Joe Ryan, Professor and Associate Director of Research & Outreach for the School of Education, Clemson University
Advocates: Tonia Ferguson, Mazen Fawzy, Paula Buege, and Donovan Richards