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Black, Male, and Disabled Children Bear the Brunt of Corporal Punishment in U.S. Public Schools

More than 160,000 children were physically disciplined in public schools during the 2013-2014 school year in the 19 states that allow corporal punishment. According to a recent data analysis from the Society for Research in Child Development, black children, boys, and students with disabilities are disproportionately subjected to corporal punishment, usually with a wooden paddle or a teacher’s hand.
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