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Stop Beating Students with Disabilities in Schools

By Alice Farmer, Human Rights Program at 11:57am
Listen to a podcast of ACLU attorneys Alice Farmer and Catherine Kim discuss corporal punishment of students with disabilities, and alternatives to this type of discipline.

Ohio Bans Corporal Punishment

By Alice Farmer, Human Rights Program at 12:39pm

When Ohio's children return to school in just a few weeks, they'll finally have long-overdue protection from corporal punishment (or "paddling") in their public schools. Last Wednesday, the Ohio legislature passed a ban on corporal punishment…

Stop Beating Children in Schools

By Alice Farmer, Human Rights Program at 12:23pm

(Originally posted on Daily Kos.)

With state legislatures back in session, we're renewing the fight to take corporal punishment out of public schools. There's a bill pending in Ohio to do just that. Here's our letter supporting this crucial…

End Abusive, Discriminatory Discipline in Schools: Give All Students a Chance to Thrive

By Alice Farmer, Human Rights Program at 10:39am

Minority students in schools across the U.S. are not getting a fair chance – in part because they are more likely to be subjected to abusive, degrading disciplinary tactics ranging from overpolicing to corporal punishment. Facing these and other…

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