Discipline in Schools: 8 Facts About Teachers Beating Kids (Yes, It's Legal)

corporal punishment kidDepending on which state you live in, you might be operating under the assumption that corporal punishment in schools is something that went out of fashion long before your own graduation day. However, you would be wrong: According to the latest data, kids are still being physically punished in school (and in many states, it's perfectly legal).

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Derived from reports by schools to the Department of Education's Civil Rights Division, the facts about how frequently students receive corporal punishment today -- as well as which students are most likely to be at risk -- will shock you. (And be prepared: They just might make you pretty mad, too.)

 

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