8/21/2008

More than 200,000 U.S. students annually are spanked or paddled at school in the 21 states that allow corporal punishment, according to a new joint report from the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch. The groups are also calling for a national ban of the practice. Black students and children with disabilities are disproportionately disciplined using such methods, the report said.

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