A Louisiana teacher has been charged
with cruelty to a juvenile for forcing a third-grader to unplug a toilet with bare hands. You may recall that we reported that bare-handed toilet cleaning was one of the disciplinary tactics used, along with forced exercise, at the Shirley Elementary.
The Arkansas Education Department
has not yet seen fit to declare any of the Shirley disciplinary practices improper. Less enlightened than Louisiana. Sad commentary.