A new report was just released notes that special education students bear the brunt of corporal punishment at a higher rate then other groups of students. Read the full report at American Civil Liberties Union.
Corporal punishment — ranging from paddling to smacking to throwing children into walls — can worsen these students’ medical conditions and undermine their education. Students with disabilities are entitled to appropriate, inclusive educational programs that give them the opportunity to thrive. No child should be hit, especially the most vulnerable.
Wanna guess which group of students with disabilities probably sees the paddle the most? My guess (I don’t have the data) is that it’s our kids with behavior disorders and behavior problems.
What is the solution?
So, does your school still have corporal punishment in the student handbook? What do you think about this practice?
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