Fifty years ago, if someone was deemed “insane” they underwent all sorts of awful procedures like shock therapy and isolation. Many people lived their lives in restraints in mental facilities.
We don’t tolerate subjecting anyone to this kind of cruel therapy anymore — least of all on students with disabilities at school.
Judge Rotenberg School in Massachusetts uses all these “aversive” techniques on their students to correct behavioral problems and outbursts. Some students are shocked up to 30 times a day — a practice some disability rights activists call torture.
This is no way to treat people who clearly need help — not violent punishment — to learn and succeed in school and life.
Judge Rotenberg School has no business being open.