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From the inner-city to the suburbs, thousands of school children are being systematically subjected to mandatory classroom policies which inflict both physical and emotional harm. Hundreds of school officials from across the country have been found guilty of sexual harassment, the illegal use of undercover agents, strip searches, corporal punishment, verbal abuse, punitive isolation, and other forms of institutional abuse. In Dangerous Schools, Professor Irwin Hyman and Pamela Snook, passionate advocates against the institutional maltreatment of children, reveal exactly what is going on in our nation's schools and what we must do about it."This book makes a strong argument against school abuses and offers clear and proven strategies for change. It will appeal to parents who suspect that their children have been maltreated by educators and for advocates who desire a blueprint for social change." - -James Garbarino, codirector, Family Life Development Center, Cornell University; author, What Children Can Tell Us
IRWIN A. HYMAN, Ed.D., is a professor of school psychology and the director of the National Center for the Study of Corporal Punishment and Alternatives, Temple University. A distinguished researcher and passionate academic, clinical, and legal advocate for an And to the institutional mistreatment of children, he is the author of numerous books and articles including The Case Against Spanking. PAMELA A. SNOOK R.N., M.S.N., coauthor of the My Worst School Experience Scales, is a psychiatric nurse and clinical specialist who has worked with a wide variety of victimized children. She is a doctoral student in school psychology at Temple University.