School corporal punishment is currently legal in 19 states, and over , children in these states are subject to corporal punishment in schools each year. Given that the use of school corporal punishment is heavily concentrated in Southern states, and that the federal government has not included corporal punishment in its recent initiatives about improving school discipline, public knowledge of this issue is limited. The aim of this policy report is to fill the gap in knowledge about school corporal punishment by describing the prevalence and geographic dispersion of corporal punishment in U. This policy report is the first-ever effort to describe the prevalence of and disparities in the use of school corporal punishment at the school and school-district levels.
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It is prohibited at Head Start programs and in most juvenile detention facilities , too. But in many states, there is one place where it is permissible to hit, spank or slap: school. Although that number has declined over the years, researchers have found that black students, boys and disabled students continue to be physically punished at a greater rate than their classmates. Corporal punishment, defined as paddling, spanking or other forms of physical punishment, is legal at public schools in 19 states , mainly in the South, and is also allowed at private schools in 48 states.
In Kentucky Schools, Hundreds Of Students Are Struck By Staff Each Year, and It’s Legal
In 19 Kentucky school districts, when a student misbehaves, teachers or principals can still use a paddle to spank students on the behind. Last year, educators used paddling to discipline students at least times — mostly in Eastern and South-Central Kentucky. The state keeps track of how often schools use it, and on who. Kentucky is one of 19 states where corporal punishment is legal in public schools.
A spanking paddle is an implement used to strike a person on the buttocks. The act of spanking a person with a paddle is known as "paddling". A paddling may be for punishment normally of a student at school in the United States , or as an initiation or hazing ritual.