My husband and I do not hit our 3 children and are unable to protect them from witnessing/overhearing teachers threaten/HIT students with wooden paddles for minor infractions, done where classmates overhear the blows! Tennessee State Law does NOT require parental consent or notification! Some "Paddling School States" have "Teacher Immunity Laws" to protect school employees from criminal/civil action. 20 States allow PAIN AS PUNISHMENT in 21st Century American classrooms! Our nation's most trusted Children's Health and Education Organizations Oppose Corporal Punishment in Schools as research finds it is harmful to the healthy development of children and an impairment to the learning environment. U.S. Congress must enactH.R. 5628 "Ending Physical/Corporal Punishment of Children in U.S. Schools Act"
By Chris Davis, Susan Ellis, Toby Sells, and Maya Smith
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