Corporal Punishment in Schools

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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 obstacles, minority students are more likely to drop out of school and end up in the criminal justice system. The ACLU has been fighting this trend in the U.S.

Allegations of Torture of Two Teen Detainees at Guantánamo

By Jennifer Turner, Human Rights Researcher, Human Rights Program, ACLU at 3:37pm

(Originally posted on DailyKos.)

Two hearings on Wednesday concerned the cases of two of the youngest prisoners of Guantánamo Bay, Omar Khadr and Mohammed Jawad, who were both teenagers when they were captured by U.S. forces.

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