Corporal Punishment Still Legal And Happening In U.S. Schools

Apr 19, 2016 at 2:40 pm |

Spanking In Schools Is Legal In 19 States. Still.

There are some wacky laws in the United States! Did you know it’s illegal…

For a mother to give her daughter a perm without a state license in Nebraska?

To wear transparent clothing in Providence, Rhode Island?

To use a lasso to catch a fish in Tennessee?

To tie a giraffe to a telephone pole in Vermont?

Guess what’s perfectly legal though? Corporal punishment in schools – in 19 states. That’s right, folks: educators can give your kid a whuppin’ for misbehaving in an effort to curb a child’s poor behavior and use them as an example for other students.

Credit: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Corporal punishment in schools is still legal in 19 states despite all evidence pointing to it being harmful to a child’s well-being and mental health. Our kids deserve better.

What do you think about corporal punishment in schools?