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Maryland students made to clean up pee, hold heavy objects as punishment, says report

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In Maryland, the Prince George's County Head Start Program grant, worth $6.3 million, has been terminated after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) found "deficiencies" that were not corrected in a timely manner.

In the review, HHS reports that teachers "humiliated children in the classroom, used corporal punishment as a method of discipline, and left a child unattended." On Dec. 17, 2015, a 3-year-old boy at H. Winship Wheatley Early Childhood Center was forced to mop up his own urine after having wet his clothes during nap time.

On June 10, 2016, a 5-year-old left the Langley Park McCormick Elementary School Head Start Center and walked home alone.

Also in June of this year, the report states that a teacher and an assistant teacher at the James Ryder Elementary School Head Start Center forced two children to stand in "the Head Start classroom holding objects over their heads for an extended period of time as a physical punishment for their behavior during nap time."

Parents were quick to pile on the criticism on Twitter.

Do you think it's wrong to make a child clean up his/her own pee?

The report creates a number of moral and ethical dilemmas for parents and teachers alike...

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