FIGHTING AGAINST CHILDHOOD ABUSE IN OUR SCHOOLS
Every year in the United States, over 220,000 children in public schools are subjected to corporal punishment, including almost 42,000 students with mental or physical disabilities. Studies show that such childhood abuse can damage the trust between students and educators, corrode the educational environment, and leave victimized students unable to learn effectively and more likely to drop out of school.
Judith Yedidsion and the parents of a 13-year-old boy with Autism recently filed a case stemming from the physical abuse, harassment, and discrimination their son experienced at his special needs school in Orange County. Stand with Judith to help end childhood abuse in our schools.