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Consequences of Corporal Punishment: A School Paddling Victim Tells His Story

August 24, 2016 3:08

Nineteen-year-old Trey Clayton of Sarah, Miss., was just one of the tens of thousands of students paddled in schools in a given year. But, in his case, the consequences were especially harsh. His 2011 paddling led to serious injuries that caused him to miss weeks of school and important tests toward the end of his 8th grade year. He was held back that year and, ultimately, he dropped out of school. Education Week Video talked with Trey about his experience and his feelings now about corporal punishment in schools. Read more here: Miss. Man’s Life Upended by 8th Grade Paddling

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