• Petitioning U.S. Congressman John Kline

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Chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce
U.S. Congressman John Kline
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
President Barack Obama

We call on you to pass Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy's bill, H.R. 5005, to federally ban corporal punishment in our schools. Signed,Stop Abuse Campaign

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      Stop Abuse Campaign

Prisoners in the United States are protected from corporal punishment, but all of our school children are not? In fact, striking another person is also banned in our military and in the mental institutions.

Corporal punishment, such as paddling, is still completely legal at public schools in 19 states. Why?

The effects of school corporal punishment are alarming. It perpetuates child abuse and teaches children to solve problems through physical violence. Students have sustained bruises and broken bones at school, some have even died.

Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy has introduced a bill, H.R. 5005, to federally ban the sanctioned abuse of children in our schools.

Show Congress that there's tremendous grassroots support for this bill by adding your name in support right now! Stand up to create violence free schools that inspire learning and discourage fear.

These kids are counting on us. Stand up for safe schools now! Sign the petition to stop corporal punishment in the 19 states where it's still in our public schools and demand safer alternatives.

Thank You, Stop Abuse Campaign

To:
U.S. Congressman John Kline, Chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
President Barack Obama
We call on you to pass Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy's bill, H.R. 5005, to federally ban corporal punishment in our schools.

Signed,
Stop Abuse Campaign

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Margaret Wilkins NASHVILLE, TN
      • 1 day ago

      No adult should be allowed to abuse or brutalize a child, especially those who are entrusted with their care for 8 hours each day. Often corporal punishment is administered with no adult witness present, without the knowledge or permission of the parent, and in a state of anger or agitation.

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    • Maimouna Coulibaly EAST LANSDOWNE, PA
      • 2 days ago

      I was a victim of corporate punishment

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    • Edward Barnes KINGSTON DEVERILL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 5 days ago

      No kids in any schools should have to learn with the threat off death hanging over their heads, cant belive amerrica is so backwards still

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    • Carol Lloyd PIEDMONT, CA
      • 8 days ago

      This is a basic human right: we cannot endorse violence against children. It prevents learning, it ruins self-esteem it perpetuates violence as problem solving. The federal government needs to abolish this NOW. It's mostly happening to poor kids and it's a basic question of equity.

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    • Elsie Barone MIAMI, FL
      • 12 days ago

      Corporal punishment is bad period, from parents to teachers to any one!!!

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