Solitary confinement is appallingly common in public schools

Kerry McDonald

Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Kerry McDonald

“The use of physical restraints, locked ‘seclusion rooms,’ and solitary confinement for children is rampant throughout the nation’s public schools. In a comprehensive 2014 analysis by NPR and ProPublica, analysts found that ‘restraint and seclusion were used at least 267,000 times nationwide’ in the 2011-2012 school year. Schools put children in seclusion rooms approximately 104,000 times in that one year.” (09/12/17)