43 States Still Allow Teachers And Staff To Hit Students
We reported yesterday about a Baltimore tutor who broke the jaw of a 7-year-old while he was on his way to the office for disciplinary action. According to the Department of Education, 28 states allow corporal punishment in school while 15 states expressly permit it but only seven do not prohibit it reports NPR:
“School-sponsored corporal punishment is not only ineffective, it is a harmful practice, and one that disproportionally impacts students of color and students with disabilities,” King wrote. “This practice has no place in the public schools of a modern nation that plays such an essential role in the advancement and protection of civil and human rights.”
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