New law in Indiana....I'm not so sure about it

Discussion in 'Parenting News' started by mstang67chic, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    It's a law protecting teachers from frivolous lawsuits if they discipline a child in the classroom. I understand the reasoning behind it.....parents who go off if someone so much as looks at their child funny. But I have to wonder how this will affect difficult children who may have an overzealous teacher. I would hope common sense would prevail and that anyone who goes overboard would be called onto the carpet but .....there are "those" schools.

    http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2009/08/18/103096.htm
     
  2. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Discipline is one thing, abuse is another.

    This could be a very good thing, or it could go horribly wrong. Only time will tell, and I would bet it does both.

    I would think - don't get me wrong, I know how the system works unfortunately - but if a teacher beats a child, there would be enough evidence to go to the police. That right there says it's not a frivolous lawsuit. Then again, a lawsuit might not be necessary depending.
     
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