Illinois: Recent criminal investigations reveal ways teachers can't punish kids. What can they do?

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    Recent criminal investigations reveal ways teachers can't punish kids. What can they do?

    Preschool teachers accused of making children stand naked in a closet in East St. Louis and of throwing a child against a cabinet in St. Louis County have raised the question of how far educators can go in disciplining their young students. Most recently, workers at an East St. Louis-based Head Start program have faced felony charges. They are accused of ordering children to take off their clothes and stand in an open closet for misbehavior like talking or not listening. The charge against teacher Mary Agbehia, 27, and teachers' aide Shavonda Willis, 41, is unlawful restraint. They also face ...


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