Editor: The Journal of Educational Controversy published a special issue in the past on the School-to-Prison Pipeline. We pointed out that this trend to criminalize students rather than educating them has had a disproportionate impact on students of color and students with disabilities and emotional problems. The American Civil Liberties Union has just filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of two elementary school students with disabilities. The ACLU has been showing this disturbing video below on one of the students, a third grader, who was handcuffed in school. Following the video is the ACLU's account of it.
ACLU ACCOUNT OF EVENT ON THE HANDCUFFING OF A CHILD WITH DISABILITIES: