9 States Where Kids Are Spanked in School: Is Yours on the List?

Did you know that some kids are still spanked in school? Yup, there are 19 states in the good ol’ US of A that still allow teachers to strike children for misbehavior, and thousands of kids are punished this way every year.

The latest data available is for the 2005-2006 school year, and while the trend has decreased significantly over the years, it’s reported that educators smacked 223,190 kids that year.

Here are the nine states where the most kids got hit in school during the the 2005-2006 school year.


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