padded cell
A free-standing isolation booth now banned in Oregon schools.
What is "nor­mal"? Is nor­malcy a con­di­tion of pub­lic accep­tance to com­mon trends and cul­ture? Per it's def­i­n­i­tion, nor­mal is defined as con­form­ing to a stan­dard: usual, typ­i­cal or expected.

If you accept nor­malcy by that def­i­n­i­tion then...

- it is nor­mal for kids in our pub­lic school sys­tem to be locked in soli­tary con­fine­ment (4×4 padded cell) for misbehavior.

- it is nor­mal for each state across the nation to have tens of thou­sands of cases of stu­dents being phys­i­cally restrained. In some cases, even shack­led using hand and ankle cuffs.

- it is nor­mal for our police state to inter­vene with trou­ble­some kids with use of phys­i­cal beat­ings and pep­per spray.

Per­haps you didn't know...

Schools across the coun­try are lit­er­ally build­ing soli­tary con­fine­ment cells for chil­dren. They are very small, some­times padded and have win­dow­less walls with no con­tact to other children.

The use of these "seclu­sion rooms" and other restraints are being deployed almost 270,000 times in a nor­mal school year across the nation!!!! In 163,000 of those cases, chil­dren were phys­i­cally restrained. In about 7,300 cases, mechan­i­cal restraints such as hand­cuffs, ankle shack­les or other devices are used. God knows how long kids are actu­ally kept in these cells?!

Take this one instance of a first grader who suf­fered wrist bruis­ing after he was hand­cuffed for run­ning away from school.

smashed hand
Austistic child suffered a broken hand.
Or how about this instance where an autis­tic boy was afraid and refused to go into his "seclu­sion room" cell. The school offi­cials were so vio­lent with try­ing to get him into the cell that they smashed his hand in the door. His hand was sub­se­quently broken.

Or what about this school offi­cer that beats 13 year old stu­dents for ques­tion­ing where they were headed dur­ing class change? This offi­cer beat the chil­dren with her night stick and pep­per sprayed oth­ers. After the inci­dent, the school said the inci­dent was han­dled appro­pri­ately... Fur­ther­more, while the one child who was beaten was bleed­ing pro­fusely from the head, the par­ents were not noti­fied by the school.

This is the new normal...

You do not need the police to be in the police state. Other author­ity fig­ures such as school admin­is­tra­tion offi­cials, secu­rity guards, or even your own doc­tor (e.g. - vac­ci­na­tions or med­ical advice) are serv­ing to enforce the total­i­tar­ian state. Not only do we need to worry about phys­i­cal and psy­cho­log­i­cal abuse of our chil­dren at school, we also have to won­der what com­mon core is teach­ing them. With all these mon­stroc­i­ties com­ing down on our chil­dren, it is no won­der that the num­ber of chil­dren home schooled between the year 2000 to 2012 has dou­bled! As par­ents, we must take a hard look at our schools, how they are being run, and the tac­tics they use. If it is as bad as these trends indi­cate, you might want to con­sider home school­ing for the well being of your child.