They call it by a number of different euphemisms, like “cool down room” or “calming room,” but in practice, especially for the developmentally disabled, its solitary confinement. School officials have generated tens of thousands of pages of transcripts of the children subject to the enforced isolation within plywood boxes or padded cells. It makes for heart wrenching reading.
Now the widespread use across Illinois of this torturous disciplinary measure has been brought before the public by a Chicago Tribune expose. [Full Article Here]