Every student deserves a learning environment that fosters growth and belonging, where they are safe and free from harm. However, such a learning environment is not possible if corporal punishment is allowable under the guise of “discipline.” Corporal punishment is still legal in schools across 19 states. Black students disproportionately receive corporal punishment in schools, as well as students with disabilities, making this a key racial justice and educational equity issue. Data indicates that corporal punishment is used on children – sSpecifically students of color – as young as three years old.

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