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Schools use corporal punishment more on children who are black or have disabilities

(University of Texas at Austin) In parts of the 19 states where the practice is still legal, corporal punishment in schools is used as much as 50 percent more frequently on children who are African American or who have disabilities, a new analysis of 160,000 cases during 2013-2014 has found. Corporal punishment -- typically striking a child with a wooden paddle -- continues to be a widespread practice in disciplining children from pre-K through high school.
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