Read more. But the facts do not support this belief. Schools throughout the country have found ways to discipline children that do not require hitting them with boards. We sent Ohio state legislators the executive summary of A Violent Education , along with letters urging them to vote for a bill banning the use of corporal punishment. Since the mid-1990s, however, only five more states have joined those ranks, leaving 19 states that currently sanction the use of corporal punishment in schools.
Yet, there it is, in 19 states being used fairly regularly in many districts. Supreme Court in 1977 at a time when nearly all states allowed it.
Aside from these disparities being in direct violation of three federal laws that prohibit discrimination by race, gender or disability status, these districts are doing a disservice to their children and their communities by using an outdated and ineffective disciplinary practice. The widespread use probably comes as a surprise to many people, says Dr.
For many, the appeal of corporal punishment is that it almost always gets a reaction from children, which sends an immediate signal to parents or educators that they were able to get their point across.
Posted in Teachers and Their Classrooms: Similarly, there has been very few recent attempts in any of the 19 states to institute a ban.
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But despite these better methods, corporal punishment persists. February 27, 2019 News Release. Corporal punishment should have no place in our schools.
We need to bring that number up to all 50 states and to include private schools. January 25, 2019 News Release. Obviously, administrators permit corporal punishment in schools because they think it is effective.
Students of color, predominantly African American boys, are on the receiving end of a paddle significantly more often than their white counterparts. The United States is one of only two industrialized countries that still allow corporal punishment in schools.
Corporal punishment simply is ineffective and is harmful to students. School Discipline.
Elizabeth Gershoff, a developmental psychologist at the University of Texas at Austin.