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House Proceeding 03-03-10 on Mar 3rd, 2010 :: 0:18:55 to 0:23:40
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George Miller

0:18:51 to 0:19:11( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: operating procedure in our schools. madam speaker, i now lied to yield two minutes to the geneman from calirnia, mr. miller. e speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for two minutes. mr. miller: i want to thank my colleague from california and the rules committee for reporting this rule that will ow us for the first time to

George Miller

0:18:55 to 0:23:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: George Miller

George Miller

0:19:12 to 0:19:34( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: have federal guidelines for the protection of children while they are in school. it is important that we strive to keep all children safer while they are in school. i'm honored to have worked with and thank her so much for her cooperation, congresswoman kathy mcmorris rogers, who was so instrumental in inging this bill together and bringing

George Miller

0:19:35 to 0:19:56( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: all the various parts of the discussion on this legislation together to help us draft the legislation. not everybody agrees with it, but we have had wonderful cooperation and support from very many parts of the educational community. recognizing that for this -- for the actions to continue that have put so many children

George Miller

0:19:57 to 0:20:17( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: in danger and have harmed so many children without having an accurate reporting system, without having the proper training of teachers, teachers very often are put in a very, very difficult position with respect to what to do, b we cannot have the children being taped to their chairs. children having duct tape put

George Miller

0:20:18 to 0:20:39( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: around their mouth. children being locked in dark closets or small spaces for multiple hours ofhe day or week so they can establish the comfort in the classroom? that's not the right treatment of that child. if you're doing it over and over and over again, and you're not changing the behavior, you are not getting the outcomes,

George Miller

0:20:40 to 0:21:00( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: you might want to rethink that policy. but that tragically that's not happening in too many yes, there are some state regulations in this area, but they are very incomplete. they are spotty. some only address one school population, one particular disability maybe, or particular age group, but not others. we cannot have, and it is the

George Miller

0:21:01 to 0:21:21( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: g.a.o. tragically made so graphic to our committee, you cannot have very young children treated in this way. we were presented with the most graphic case of students who died while they were placed in seclusion. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. miller: and improper uses of restraint. if i could ask the gentleman

George Miller

0:21:22 to 0:21:45( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: for two additional minutes. mr. cardoza: i yield the gentleman from california two additional minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california has two additional minutes. mr. miller: we met with the parents and the caregivers of those children. here's the fal touch. that in many instances these children were treated this way over and over again and their

George Miller

0:21:46 to 0:22:07( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: parents, guardians were never notified. in many instances the first time they realized what was going on is when the child in a very traumatic way refused to go back to school. was frightened to go back to school. some of these children have never really been able to return to a regular school setting. they have lost the trust in people in those settings.

George Miller

0:22:08 to 0:22:28( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: or a teacher might venture out and quietly tell a parent that something is wrong in your child's classroom or the way your child's being behaviored. that is not the kind of notification that parents are entitled to. and it's not the kind of notification that people believe gives them the authority to engage in this

George Miller

0:22:29 to 0:22:49( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: abusive behavior. also we know that in the number of instances medications were used without the involvement of a doctor, without the ok of the parent, without checking with the authorities prior to that. we do recognize that in particular cases a child may be a threat to him or herself.

George Miller

0:22:50 to 0:23:10( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: may be a threat to another student or to a teacher or to other school personnel. and we do allow them to take action in that particular case, but the idea that this ad hoc theory of locking kids in closets while they are denied food and water, let's look what this bill does. this bill says you can't deny water.

George Miller

0:23:11 to 0:23:32( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: you can't deny food. you can't deny them access to bathroom facilities. that's kind of basic, isn't it? the treatment of a cld. and think of what happens to a child when that is done. we are not always talking somehow about a teenager here. we are talking many instances very young children.

George Miller

0:23:33 to 0:23:40( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: children in many, many instances with disabilities who may no be able to communicate clearly and we cannot allow us

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