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Enough is enough. Stop hitting our kids. Now.
No less than 20 states allow corporal punishment - using physical force that causes pain or discomfort - against a child with disabilities for purposes of discipline.
The ACLU/HRW report makes clear that students with disabilities are subject to corporal punishment at significantly higher rates than their peers who don't have disabilities. Florida ranks ninth in the nation on this list. Further, all too often, kids with disabilities are being punished for having a disability - for behavior that is a direct manifestation of their diagnosed and documented condition. The report documents instances in which this happens to children with autism and Tourette Syndrome. The report sums it up this way: "Students are being beaten for behavior they simply cannot control, or cannot reasonably be expected to control, a grossly disproportionate and fundamentally demeaning response to the child's condition."
Let's stop the punishment now and make it clear that any use of physical force for purposes of discipline against a child with disabilities (seclusion and restraint is another topic for another day) will be promptly and forcefully dealt with by our schools and elected officials.
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Currently there is a 2 way stop at the corner of 304th St and 170th Ave. There are accidently almost daily at that corner because no obeys the stop sign.
On May 10, 2007 a driver passed the stop sign and neglected to stop. The driver hit another car and that car lost control of the vechile which ended up hitting my house. Luckily no one was injured but my home was seriously damamged in the accident.
As a homeowner and tax payer I am feed up with all of the accidents on this corner. Something needs to be done about this before someone gets seriously injured.
Harriet, a year 2 on our bus (69), is behaving unacceptably. Examples: Hitting, Swearing, Punching, Kicking and even Licking other passengers.
The french teacher keeps on hitting the students in class even if they have not done anything, she's done it continuously but now its gone too far.
After the Corporate scandals of recent time, the "creative accountants" have hit our beloved game of Rugby League. So who is to blame? The players? The Board? The Administration? Who will suffer from this disaster? Any hint of banishment from the comp, plain & simply turns the issue into a ring circus, where the players are the main attraction - the performing Scape Goats.
The NRL needs to take a good look at this very grey area. There is no question that punishment is granted. But there are harsh ramifications associated with any punishment involving the heart of the game - namely the players & supporters.
We all know that the game of Rugby League has experienced a lot of turbulence, especially over the past few years. We now have a new scale of scandal. The corporate collapses of OneTel & HIH here in Australia as well as unprecedented collapses overseas such as Enron & WorldCom voiced well-publicised public concern for the employees of each organisation, & well-deserved condemnation for all accountable parties involved. ANY hint that any of the companies could be bought out & "rescued" in order to save the employees was unanimously welcomed. The NRL & Rugby League public alike need to be consistent with this protocol & belief. The bulldog players are the "employees" here. Why should they suffer due to mismanagement? Same game, different players.
We need to unite as one to do what's best for the game. Banishment to the bottom of the table will prove one thing: that the NRL doesn't want to resolve the problem; they just want to make a "statement".