Ruthie Beckwith Takes Part in Interview on California Settlement on Punishment in Private Schools

Ruthie Beckwith Takes Part in Interview on California Settlement on Punishment in Private Schools

TASH‘s new Executive Director, Ruthie-Marie Beckwith, speaks with EDSource about the federal investigation into Oakland Unified School District, the Anova Center for Education Contra Costa and the education of 9-year-old Stuart Candell.

Beckwith called the practice of restraint and seclusion “still pervasive” in special education, despite a statement from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency that restraint can lead to psychological harm, physical injuries and death to both the people subjected to and the staff applying these techniques. Read the full article HERE.