School Paddling and Corporal Punishment


Students speak out about School Paddling
There is no better way to get the facts than to talk to the students who have experienced corporal punishment.  Join us in the school paddling forum.

Educators speak out about School Paddling
There is no better way to get the facts than to talk to the educators and teachers who have experience with corporal punishment.  Join us in the school paddling forum.
   
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School Paddling and Corporal Punishment - Facts, Figures. Unbiased Research, First-Hand Accounts.

 

 

Many people, even within the USA, think corporal punishment has long disappeared from American schools. This is not so!

It is true that the incidence of CP has declined sharply in recent years, but only 29 states (plus D.C. and Puerto Rico) have actually abolished it, either de facto or de jure. CP is still lawful in the other 21 states, and it remains a fairly common practice in five of them, all in the South: Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi. 

In the next few months, schoolpaddling.org will be taking an unbiased look at corporal punishment in the states that still allow it.  We will be reporting on the negative and the positive effects of corporal punishment by talking with those who have first-hand experience with it.

We will be looking at the past, present and future of corporal punishment in the USA as well as other countries around the world.

 

 
   
Common misconceptions about CP in school

1) Most cases of school paddling result in bruising.

2) Kids who are paddled suffer mental anguish.

3) Girls are not paddled, only boys.

4) Paddling solves most behavioral problems.

5) Most educators support corporal punishment in school.
 

   

There is plenty of misinformation on the internet about school paddling.  The vast majority of school paddling incidences are never reported or publicized in any way.  Some of these incidents are physically abusive while others leave a long-lasting negative mental impression on the one who is paddled.

However, more often than not, school paddling does not involve physical or mental abuse and the person paddled does not suffer any long-term effects. 

Accurate information about school paddling comes from those who have experienced it.  No research, opinions, or educated guesses are superior to the opinions of those who have experienced a school paddling. 

The following site is dedicated to those who have experienced school paddling and who have a opinion about it.  That's why we encourage participation in our School Paddling Forum!