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Video shows students still get paddled in US schools

By F. Chris Curran, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Florida
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The image of a teacher paddling or spanking a student at school may seem to belong in a history book – as archaic a practice as the dunce cap. However, for thousands of students across America each year, the use of corporal punishment for violating school rules is still a routine part of their education.

Surprising to many, corporal punishment in schools remains legal in 19 states…


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