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Corporal Punishment

Spanking Still Allowed At Some Florida Schools

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.15.2012 | Education

While punishing students by spanking them with paddles at school seems like a scene from Little House on the Prairie , it's still a reality for studen...

Counting On Us: Release of New Civil Rights Data Is the First Step in Helping Our Kids

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 05.09.2012 | Education
Deborah J. Vagins

Reliance on practices like suspensions, expulsions and arrests decrease academic achievement and increase the likelihood that students will be pushed out of school, oftentimes into the criminal justice system.

If You Don't Hit Your Children Are You Giving Them Permission To Riot?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 03.31.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Rather than find a way to lift a family out of poverty, or improve discipline and order in the schools, or provide activities and hobbies to poor children the job of the government is to make it easier for parents to hit their kids?

7th Grade Teacher Accused Of Spanking Students

AP | Posted 02.06.2012 | Education

LAKE WYLIE, S.C. -- A South Carolina middle school teacher has turned himself in to authorities to face assault and battery charges after he was accus...

Three Dead Children, Three Accused Parents, All Adopted. Just A Coincidence?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.01.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

In three cases where children were apparently punished to death, all the victims were adopted. Merely grisly coincidence? Or cause and effect that society needs to face?

Why Are We Still Beating Our Kids?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 01.09.2012 | Parents
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Seems the only difference between Judge Adams and a whole slew of other parents is their kids' lack of access to a camera. Whatever the justification, whatever the weapon, whatever the amount of force, hitting your child is still what it's always been: violence as punishment.

Making School a Safe Place for All Students

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 11.27.2011 | Black Voices
Deborah J. Vagins

No child should be subjected to corporal punishment in school, but what's even worse is that corporal punishment is being disproportionately applied against African-American students and students with disabilities.

To Spank or Not to Spank, That Is the Question!

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 10.24.2011 | Parents
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

This child didn't need to be given reason; he needed parameters. One could even argue that he needed a firm hand. Sometimes, children push so hard because they need to know their limits and, on some level, want those limits enforced.

The Conflicted Role Of Religion In The 'Rights' Of Children

Katherine Marshall | Posted 08.30.2011 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Making child rights into something that helps the children who need them most means hard, collaborative work by often unlikely partners.

Mississippi School Sued For Allegedly Shackling Students To Poles For Hours

AP | MOLLY DAVIS | Posted 08.08.2011 | Education

JACKSON, Miss. — Civil rights advocates have filed suit against Jackson's public school district, claiming officials at one alternative school r...

Corporal Punishment In Our Schools -- Teaching Through Terror?

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 08.04.2011 | Education
Lisa Kaas Boyle

What does humiliation and pain teach in an academic setting? Apparently not academics.

Saudi Girls Flogged For Orphanage Attack

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2011 | World

(Reuters) - Six orphan girls aged between 12 and 18 were flogged in Saudi Arabia after being convicted of attacking the head of their orphanage, a...

Believe It or Not

Mike Farrell | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Mike Farrell

Consider the possibility that, primed by a barely-C-average-and-proud-of-it ex-President, a simmering anti-intellectualism has taken flight; facts no longer matter.

Thank You New Mexico For Banning Corporal Punishment in Schools

Marc Ecko | Posted 08.07.2012 | Education
Marc Ecko

The time has come to abolish corporal punishmen, ending the threat of children being hit by adults and freeing children from the hostile environment this threat creates.

Supporters Petition Archbishop To Keep Corporal Punishment

Posted 05.28.2011 | Religion

By Kari DeQuine Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS -- More than 500 students, parents and other supporters of St. Augustine High School marched Saturd...

Corporal Punishment In Public Schools -- There's An App For That

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 08.08.2012 | Education
Joanne Bamberger

If public school teachers in so many states are permitted to exist in a "do as I say, not as I do" world, what hope do we have of convincing our kids that violence or meanness won't be tolerated?

Fashion Designer Launches Campaign To End Corporal Punishment In Schools

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Alarmed that corporal punishment is still used to discipline students in many U.S. schools, fashion designer Marc Ecko has launched a campaign to end ...

WATCH: Paddling As Punishment?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

At an intense debate Thursday over bringing corporal punishment back to a Catholic New Orleans school, an archbishop said paddling could cause emotion...

Michelle Rhee and Masking Tape. Where is the Outrage?

Peter Zucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Peter Zucker

I decided to Google past transgressions of teachers taping students mouths and wondered if these teachers were able to skate by as did Michelle Rhee.

Bullying and Corporal Punishment: A Cycle of Hostility in America's Classrooms

Marc Ecko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Marc Ecko

The hostile environments fostered in our schools don't always start with the kids, in fact, in 20 states in this Union it is legal to HIT KIDS as a form of discipline.

223,190 Kids Legally Beaten in US Schools

Anthony Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Adams

The iron age practice of "corporal punishment" is still legal in 20 states and there are no federal laws prohibiting it.

An Arcane, Destructive -- and Still Legal -- Practice

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah J. Vagins

On June 29, 2010, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) introduced the "Ending Corporal Punishment in Schools Act," H.R. 5628. This bill would ban...

Georgia's New Anti-Bullying Law is Cancelled by Corporal Punishment Policy

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

Georgia permits teachers to inflict corporal punishment on children as part of their disciplinary procedures. And so we see that the beat goes on as we ignore the adult part in bullying.

Expanding Opportunity And Hope For Children In America

Nahal Zamani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nahal Zamani

Friday, November 20, marked the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most comprehensive treaty on children's rights.

Internet Addicts: China Bans Corporal Punishment In Web Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

BEIJING (AFP) -China has issued rules banning the beating and confinement of youths being treated for Internet addiction after revelations of abuse at...