VOICES: Corporal punishment has zero benefit to Tennessee kids

The Leaf Chronicle

October 18, 2016


Parents and community members have the reasonable expectation that children are safe in school. However, Tennessee is 1 of 7 states that make up 80 percent of school corporal punishment in the U.S. State law allows local school boards to decide whether or not children can be hit with wooden boards in school to inflict pain as punishment for minor infractions known as corporal punishment with no safety standards or training to protect children.
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