The Answer Sheet: corporal punishment laws

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 05/13/2010

When adults hit kids at school

There is a video making the Internet rounds, shot by a student, of someone identified as a teacher beating up a student. It’s ugly. But let's not forget that in 20 states, adults are allowed to whack kids for disciplinary reasons, and more than 200,000 kids a year are subject to corporal punishment. Congress may take up a bill soon to outlaw the practice.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:38 PM ET, 05/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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