Corporal Punishment of Children
Corporal punishment -- most often, paddling -- can cause deep bruising or other lasting physical or mental injury. Furthermore, it creates a violent, degrading school environment in which all students -- and particularly students with disabilities -- may struggle to succeed. The use of corporal punishment in US public schools must end. There are positive, non-violent approaches to school discipline that have been proven to lead to safe environments in which children can learn.
Report: Impairing Education: Corporal Punishment of Students with Disabilities in U.S. Public Schools
Report: A Violent Education: Corporal Punishment of Children in U.S. Public Schools
|Selected documents from A Violent Education|
|Table of Nationwide Prevalence of Corporal Punishment PDF||Case Study of Allison Guthrie, Teenage Girl Paddled PDF|
|Disproportionate Punishment of African-American Girls PDF||Discussion of International Human Rights Standards Prohibiting Corporal Punishment PDF|
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