Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Many teachers and administrators feel they cannot adequately discipline children with special needs under current federal rules, some senators and educators said during a hearing on the issue yesterday.
Sen. Christopher S. Bond, Missouri Republican, said many special education teachers in his state have left the field because they "were concerned they could not protect themselves and other students" from emotionally disturbed students.
"There's a real problem with [special education] students that are dangerous and disruptive in the classroom," he said. "And teachers need a common-sense way to address it." …