PBS NewsHour

How Illinois schools put thousands of children in seclusion

Clip: 11/30/2019 | 6m 45s

Hundreds of Illinois schools in 2017 and 2018 were secluding children in isolation rooms at alarming rates and often for reasons that violated the law, an investigation by the Chicago Tribune and ProPublica found. At least 20,000 children were put in isolation during that time frame, many with emotional and behavioral disabilities. ProPublica reporter Jodi Cohen joins Hari Sreenivasan with more.

Aired: 11/30/19

Rating: NR

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