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Support H.R. 3027 To End Corporal Punishment In US Public Schools.

    1. Jared Abrams
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      Jared Abrams

      Hollywood, CA

Over 200,000 kids are hit by their educators every year. Most of these students are of color, or suffer from some type of disability, such as Autism.

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I just signed the following petition addressed to: the us department of education.

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End Corporal Punishment in US public Schools.

Over 200,000 kids are hit by their educators every year. Most of these students are Black or suffer from some type of disability, such as Autism.
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    • David Cooperson CHELTENHAM, PA
      • almost 2 years ago

      30 years of research shows the danger of such punishment to children

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    • Charles Kapelke ALAMEDA, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Whether in schools or at home, spanking is a violation of children's human rights and should be made illegal.

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    • Anthony Farley CAMBRIDGE, MA
      • about 2 years ago

      All corporal punishment of children should be banned, whether at school or at home. Corporal punishment of children is ALWAYS wrong.

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    • Stephen Robertson SILVER SPRING, MD
      • about 2 years ago

      When I called the Department of Education, I asked what the procedure was to corporally punish a student in college. After a pause, the woman said, "...I would think it wouldn't happen for fear the student would press charges, or be prompted to fight back..." Then she felt uneasy about what she just said, then ended the call.

      I think the fallacy of corporal punishment is that it's acceptable so long as the person being punished isn't able to defend, advocate, or have legal protections against what would otherwise be classified as both a criminal and civil violation.

      Her abrupt hanging up proved that she was aware of this injustice. HR 3027 once and for all will make it an illegal act to use corporal punishment on a student (or intimate the threat of using it) as a disciplinary action within public schools.

      Eventually, we as a society must remember the slogan I gave to Paula Flowe a few years back:

      "Hitting is Hurting, no matter WHO does it! It's a CRIME, and it HAS to STOP!"

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    • diane zwick FORT WHITE, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      Nobody is even asking "What's causing this child to misbehave?" Maybe this child is being abused. Maybe this child is on medication that makes it impossible for him to control himsel. Maybe we are shaming and hurting a child that desperately needs some kind help. We need to evovle past this. We're kinder to animals than we are to children.

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