Corporal punishment is still legal (and used) in US public schools in 19 states

Posted by on October 5, 2016 1:07 pm
Categories: Science

More than 160,000 children were disciplined using corporal punishment in public schools in the United States in the 2013-2014 school year, according to data recently released by the U.S. Department of Education. School corporal punishment, which typically involves striking a child with a wooden board or paddle, is currently legal in public schools in 19 U.S. states. A new report has found that Black children, boys, and children with disabilities are subjected to corporal punishment with greater frequency than their peers.

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