Is spanking still allowed?

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2008
Is spanking still allowed?
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Tue, 08-31-2010 - 5:35pm

I was just reading this article about a bill introduced to ban spanking in schools~

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet/bullying/bill-to-ban-corporal-punishmen.html

I was surprised to learn that it is still legal in 20 states. Even so, I would imagine that most schools do not do it, even if it is legal?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 06-13-2008
Tue, 08-31-2010 - 6:31pm

In TN, it's still allowed. I think it's more common in elementary schools, but some of the teachers still paddle at my HS. In fact, last year, one of my students told several times that the Ag teacher had paddled him that day. I just laughed at him and told him to behave next time. I've never paddled anyone and have no intention of doing so, but it doesn't bother me that it still exists. Yes, we are a rural school.

I know that my thoughts may change if Penny ever gets paddled. However, right now, my opinion is: if she's doing what she's supposed to be doing, it will never be an issue. So she better behave! :) If she doesnt', she'll learn quickly.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-24-2003
Wed, 09-01-2010 - 8:01pm

Most school districts make individual guidelines based on state law.

Sherry