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The Public Employee division of the American Federation of Teachers promotes the economic well-being of our members, and advocates for the quality services they provide.

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IFT responds to the Tribune's and ProPublica's investigative report on the use of isolated seclusion

by Beth Camplain | Nov 20, 2019
IFT President Dan Montgomery's statement responding to the Chicago Tribune's and ProPublica's investigative report on the use of isolated seclusion and ISBE's response
"The Illinois Federation of Teachers does not support the use of isolation as a form of school discipline, and as a parent and former teacher, I was disturbed to read yesterday’s report. We agree with ISBE's decision to end the practice but that in itself does not solve the problem. The IFT would like to see a thoughtful and comprehensive approach to this issue and a broader discussion about how schools can sensitively address discipline and behavior issues."

"Schools in every part of Illinois are in desperate need of supports for students such as counselors and mental health services, as well as training for teachers, staff, and school leaders who care for students each and every day. The IFT looks forward to working with ISBE and other partners to equitably address school discipline issues."

The Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) represents 103,000 teachers and paraprofessionals in PreK-12 school districts throughout Illinois, faculty and staff at Illinois’ community colleges and universities, public employees under every statewide elected constitutional officer, and retirees.




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