Child Abuse in the Classroom consists of selected excerpts from the Official Transcript of the Proceedings before the United
States Department of Education in the matter of the Proposed Regulations to Implement the Protection of Pupil Rights
Amendment also known as the Hatch Amendment. Seven days of hearings were held by the Department of Education pusuant to the notice of proposed rulemaking to implement Section 439 which was published in the Federal Register on February 22, 1984. The final regulations went into effect on November 12, 1984.