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The "Fundamental Principles" of Smothering, Mechanical Restraints and Tying Kids to Chairs

Abby Zimet

In the wake of a report finding hundreds of cases of alleged abuse and death of children, mostly special needs students, the House has passed the Keeping All Students Safe Act, with the Senate expected to follow suit. No beating up kids? No problem, you'd think. Alas, the stalwart GOP mostly opposed the first comprehensive bill to protect kids against abuse as a government plot to take over schools, and right-wing groups charge it constitutes shameless "meddling" in Catholic schools, where we all know nothing like that has ever happened.

"Americans do not pay
their hard-earned money to private schools in order to subject them to
burdensome and subjective regulations written by unelected federal and
state bureaucrats. This is nothing less than another egregious federal
power grab that intrudes on private and religious education." – Andresen Blom of American Principles in Action.


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