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  1. 1. Corporal Punishment in Schools<br />Jessica Jones<br />
  2. 2. What is corporal punishment? <br />It is defined under the human right laws, as any punishment that involves physical force that is intended to cause some type of pain or punishment. (“Corporal Punishment.”)<br />
  3. 3. According to the Corporal Punishment article from the CNN website, there are 22 states that still allow this form of punishment in schools.<br />
  4. 4. The American Civil Liberty Union (ACLU) and Human Rights Watch program documented cases of corporal punishment …<br />Children were grabbed around the neck, arm, or elsewhere. <br />Students were hit with enough force to create bruises. <br />Some kids have been thrown to the floor, slammed into a wall, and dragged across the floor.<br />
  5. 5. According to the Department of Education, the total number of students in Texas who were issued to corporal punishment in 2006-2007 school years totaled up to 223,190 students. African Americans and children with disabilities received punishment more often<br />
  6. 6. Autism children were punished because of their behavior affected but their condition<br />One teacher felt that a child was doing some things on purpose, so the child was physically punished repeatedly at seven years old with autism.<br />
  7. 7. Recent Cases<br />In an article by Mark Walsh he writes about a girl named Jessica Serafin who was paddled by her San Antonio charter school principal four years ago.<br /> She had just turned 18 and was not ok with being struck 3 times with a wooden paddle. She asked to be removed from the school before receiving the punishment but they did not let her.<br />Continued…<br />
  8. 8. After the first strike she freed one hand that was hit, and her principal said, <br />“That one didn’t count.” <br />Two staff members helped restrain her and he paddled again. <br />She called her mom and left the school with her buttocks bleeding and swollen hands. She was treated at a hospital emergency room.<br />
  9. 9. Although her 8th amendment (Can’t inflict cruel and unusual punishment) was violated, corporal punishment was allowed at her school, and while she was a minor, her guardian had signed papers to authorize the use of this punishment. <br />Even though she had turned 18, the student knew she was subject to the school's discipline as long as she was enrolled. <br />
  10. 10. The Center of Effective Discipline States that…<br />They are not sure exactly when the paddle started, but it has been suggested that the paddle had become common for schools in most districts by the 1920s-1930s<br />Some form of this punishment is still being used in twenty-two states<br />
  11. 11. Some children receive corporal punishment more intensely and more often than others. <br />Children with disabilities<br />African Americans <br />Corporal Punishment is more popular in the south. <br />8thAmendment does not apply in corporal punishment schools.<br />If the school allows Corporal Punishment, teachers and principals do not need a notice or hearing before performing the punishment<br />
  12. 12. Corporal Punishment in U.S. Public Schools2005-2006 School Year: data released March, 2008<br />6.Tennessee…. 1.5%<br />7. Texas….1.1%<br />8. Georgia…. 1.1%<br />9.Missouri <br />Out of 223,190 students in the U.S, here is a list of the 10 worst states with that were students hit by educators in the school year of 2006-2007…<br />Mississippi…. 7.5%<br />Arkansas…. 4.7%<br />Alabama…. 2.3%<br />Oklahoma…. 2.3%<br />Louisiana…. 1.7%<br />
  13. 13. Here is a bar graph of the average graduation rates of students who were paddled and students who were not. This clearly shows that students who are not paddle have a higher success rate of graduating.<br />
  14. 14. Work Cited<br />Corporal Punishment". CNN. Jan 2009 <>.  <br />Stephey, M.J. "Corporal Punishment". TIME. Oct 20 2009 <>. <br /> <br />"The Center of Effective Discipline". TIME. Oct 20 2009 <>.<br />Walsh, Mark. "The Supreme Court and Corporal Punishment". Education Week. June 17, 2008 <>. <br />
  15. 15. Cited Pictures<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />The information from the graphs can be found at…<br />