INGRAHAM v. WRIGHT: The return of old Jack Seaver, By Thomas J. Flygare   After reading Attorney Flygare's essay, it will be difficult or impossible for the thoughtful reader to conceive of a decision rendered by the Supreme Court of the Unites States that could be more retrograde, costly and irresponsible than the one in Ingraham v. Wright. Justice Powell, it seems, applied the ultimate seal of approval to pupil-beating and defined children's status, for many years
to come, as being little more than that of chattels.
A [failed] Bill to "...prohibit the use of corporal punishment or the infliction of bodily pain against students in all educational institutions which receive Federal educational funds...," E1032--CONGRESSIONAL RECORD-- March 21, 1991, introduced By Hon. Major R. Owens (New York)
For articles about maltreated children in locked residential facilities, see files marked with L on The Newsroom.
Children's rights under the law, By Hillary Clinton In this article, written in 1973, Ms. Clinton pointed out, with uncanny prescience, that "...The causes of younger children have not fared well, partly because [their] representatives have loyalties diluted by conflicts between children's rights and their own institutional and professional goals."