June 29, 2019, San Antonio Express News: Northside ISD says it restrained hundreds of students but software didn’t report it https://www.expressnews.com/news/education/article/Northside-ISD-says-it-restrained-hundreds-of-14060104.php Northside Independent School District reported zero incidents of students being placed in restraints during the 2015-2016 school year to the Department of Education. Actually, the number was 1,890, the district said. The district landed on a list of 10 of the nation’s 30 largest school systems that reported no incidents of student restraint or seclusion, which a federal watchdog office said should call into question the validity of the required reporting.
Children today are noticeably different from previous generations, and the proof is in the news coverage we see every day. This site shows you what’s happening in schools around the world. Children are increasingly disabled and chronically ill, and the education system has to accommodate them. Things we've long associated with autism, like sensory issues, repetitive behaviors, anxiety and lack of social skills, are now problems affecting mainstream students. Blame is predictably placed on bad parenting (otherwise known as trauma from home).
Addressing mental health needs is as important as academics for modern educators. This is an unrecognized disaster. The stories here are about children who can’t learn or behave like children have always been expected to. What childhood has become is a chilling portent for the future of mankind.