Restraint Rules on Teachers Put Many in Way of Danger

Updated 2 years ago

The Maine Education Association says a teacher let herself be scratched, bitten and thrown against a wall rather than use force on a student to avoid violating new rules on restraint.MEA President Lois Kilby-Chesley says there have been dozens of such incidents across Maine and that teachers are fearful that if they do so much as touch a child’s arm to keep them from throwing a book, they’ll lose their jobs.She says she’s written to Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen to express concerns about what she describes at inadequate training for teachers.


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