Four-year-olds handcuffed for refusing to nap

On November 17, 2006, Jaden Diaz and Christopher Brito were both four-year-old preschoolers at a public school in Bronx, New York. On that day, they had a substitute teacher, who they say was unhappy with them and another boy for refusing to take a n...

Caught on tape: Teacher behaving badly

If you work in education, then you know this is the time of year that educators start planning for the following school year. It may seem early, but March is prime time for preschool and kindergarten round up. After weeks of angst (on my part), I thi...

Kindergartener handcuffed to chair for throwing tantrum in school

In New York, a 5-year-old was handcuffed to a chair after he threw a tantrum in the principal's office. Dennis Rivera attends kindergarten at PS 81. He threw a tantrum in his classroom, was sent to the principal's office, and then began knocking ite...

Boy suspended for cookie eating

As reported by Nicole Weston on our sister blog, Slashfood, an eighth grade boy was suspended because of cookie consumption. Jeremy Maitland, a student at Hungary Creek Middle School, in Henrico Virginia, was in the school cafeteria to fill up a wate...


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