Is Corporal Punishment an Option in Your State?

Twenty-nine states ban corporal punishment, but rules vary even from district to district. Some schools reported using physical discipline even when their states said no.

Is Corporal Punishment an Option in Your State?

Twenty-nine states ban corporal punishment, but rules vary even from district to district. Some schools reported using physical discipline even when their states said no.

Related: A Persistent Practice: Corporal Punishment in U.S. Schools





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Source: Education Week Research Center analysis of Civil Rights Data Collection, 2016 | Design: Sumi Bannerjee

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A version of this article appeared in the August 24, 2016 edition of Education Week as Where Schools Use Corporal Punishment