Abolish Corporal Punishment in US Schools

Abolish Corporal Punishment in US Schools

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Yesterday my mother shared a video with me that opened my eyes to my ignorance of actions against children in our country.  A Florida principal and aid who paddled a 6 year old for accidentally scratching a computer.  After researching for hours, I discovered corporal punishment is legal in 19 states and a child is hit every 30 seconds as disciplinary measures.   I am ashamed this is allowed, legal and acceptable today in our country.  Schools purpose should serve not only as an education for our youth, but as a safe environment, where our children are protected from violence of any kind.  There are many resources available to us, that support and educate our society on alternative ways to promote positive choices. Children of color, boys and children with disabilities are disproportionately the victims of this punitive punishment.  As a group we can stand up for our children, and be the voices to motivate action.  This movement has been gaining support and pressure on our government for years, lets be a part of change and advocate for kids.   Corporal punishment in the US needs to be abolished today.  Thank you for helping empower children's rights.

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