U.S. Statistics on Corporal Punishment by State and Race

Find the number of students paddled in your district

What Parents Can Do

What Can Kids Do About Paddling?

Corporal punishment policies
in the largest 100 U.S. school districts


U.S. Organizations Opposed to School Corporal Punishment

Newspaper Editorials

Facts vs. Opinions: School Corporal Punishment

Study: Paddling vs ACT Scores and Civil Immunity Legislation

Legislative and Grass Roots Strategies

Alternatives to School Corporal Punishment

Arguments Against Corporal Punishment

What Teens Can Do

Model State Board of Education Resolution on Banning Corporal Punishment

African American leaders call
for a ban on school corporal punishment

Forming a Coalition to Abolish
in Your School or State


Corporal Punishment Policies
in Catholic Schools


Children speak out about spanking in public schools

Ten Things We Know About Corporal Punishment

How corporal punishment was banned in Ohio public schools

A School Administrator's Testimony Against Paddling

The Paddle and The
Damage Done


To Parents of
Victimized Students

U.S. Organizations Opposed
to School Corporal Punishment

National Organizations That Oppose Corporal Punishment In Schools

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Counseling Association
American of School Administrators
American Bar Association
American Civil Liberties Union
American Humane Association
American Humanist Association
American Medical Association
American Orthopsychiatric Association
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
American Public Health Association
American School Counselor Association
Association for Childhood Education International
Association of Junior Leagues
Council for Exceptional Children
Defense for Children International
Friends Committee on Legislation
International Society for the Study of Trauma and Disassociation
National Association for State Departments of Education
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Elementary School Principals
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
National Association of School Nurses
National Association of School Psychologists
National Association of Secondary School Principals
National Association of Social Workers
National Association for State Boards of Education
National Council of Teachers of English
National Education Association
National Foster Parents Association
National Indian Education Association
National Mental Health Association
National Organization for Women
National Parent Teachers Association
National Women's Political Caucus
Prevent Child Abuse America
Society for Adolescent Medicine
Unitarian Universalist General Assembly
United Methodist Church General Assembly
U.S. Department of Defense: Office of Dependents Schools Overseas
Attachment Parenting International

News organizations that have published editorials condemning corporal punishment in schools:

Akron Beacon Journal
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Celina Daily Standard
Charleston Gazette
Chillicothe Gazette
Cincinnati Enquirer
Cincinnati Post
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Dallas Morning News
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Hartford Courant
Houston Post
Huntsville Times
Indianapolis Star
Inverness Chronicle
Jackson Times
Marietta Journal
Middletown Journal
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Nashville Tennessean
Newark Advocate
Pittsburg Post-Gazette
San Antonio Light
St. Croix Valley Press
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
St. Paul Pioneer Press Dispatch
Stuart News
Tulsa World
USA Today
Washington Post
Wheeling Intelligencer

A Scholarly Position Paper from the Society for Adolescent Medicine in the Journal of Adolescent Health 2003:32:385-3

Updated: August 2008


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