Corporal punishment in schools is legal in 19 US states

Corporal punishment in schools is legal in 19 US states

 During the 2011-212 school year, 163,000 schoolchildren were subject to corporal punishment.

Students of color, predominantly African American boys, are on the receiving end of a paddle significantly more often than their white counterparts. In Mississippi and Alabama, Black students are 51% more likely to be hit than White students in more than half of those state’s districts. In one-fifth of districts, that likelihood soars to 500%.

Source: neatoday.org
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