WILEY 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
Book News An exposT of officially sanctioned institutional physical and mental abuse in American schools. The widely publicized violence by children in schools pales in comparison to the violations of rights perpetrated by administrators, teachers, coaches, and other officials argue Hyman (school psychology, Temple U.) and Snook (doctoral student in school psychology, Temple U.). Writing primarily for parents, they explain how to recognize abuse in the schools and offer legal and other advice on how to counter it. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)