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Harry Hobbs of the Huntsville, AL Police Department, and the Madison County District Attorney’s Office respond to Tom Johnson's questions, May 4, 2013

An Open Letter to Arkansas Educators, From PTAVE, September 11, 2012

Six Memorable Quotes, From Haim G. Ginott (1922–1973)

Pain Dealers, PTAVE, 2012

Dealing with Domestic Violence: Cure or Cover-up?, By Jordan Riak, June 7, 2012

Corporal punishment... the abhorrence continues, By Sir Frank Peters, New Nation, Dhaka, May 1, 2012

Despite opposition, paddling students allowed in 19 states, By Alison Bath, USA TODAY, April 23, 2012

Retiring the Paddle: Local School Boards Wipe Out Corporal Punishment in Urban Texas, April 5, 2012

Corporal Punishment of Schoolchildren: Two Opposing Positions, Georgia lawmaker rejects comparison to slavery, January 2012

40 years old but 100 years young, By Foisal Chowdhury, New Age, Dhaka, December 11, 2011

A bright line not yet drawn, By Jonathan Zimmerman, INQUIRER -, November 29, 2011

H.R. 3027: Last Call! Time is running out., From PTAVE, November 29, 2011

H.R. 3027: Ending Corporal Punishment in Schools, Act of 2011
112th Congress: 2011-2012
, From PTAVE, October 31, 2011

Letter to Texas Governor Rick Perry, From PTAVE, May 25, 2011

Open Letter to the Principal of a Paddling School, From PTAVE, April 28, 2011

Corporal Punishment of Schoolchildren: The Problem and the Cure, By Jordan Riak, March 21, 2010

VIDEO: GOOD MORNING AMERICA/New Mexico Governor yet to sign Legislation to End School Paddling of Children/Rally April 5th

April 3, 2011

It's time to toss the trash, By Jordan Riak, December 2010

School Bullying: The Problem and the Cure, By Jordan Riak, October 10, 2010

All in the Name of the 'Last Resort': The Abuse of Children in American Schools,
By Adah Maurer, Ph. D., Children's Hospital National Medical Center, 1977

Teachers Who Bully Students: Patterns and Policy Implications,
By Alan McEvoy, Ph.D., Wittenberg University, 2005

DARIA W., Age 11

When Daria exclaimed, "Something stinks in here," her teacher became annoyed and sent her to the office for a paddling. In her interview with Paula Flowe, Daria described how the principal placed a book on his desk and told her to put her hands on either side of it, and point her nose at the book. He warned her not to turn her head or he would hit her on the hand.

Daria described how she felt with two big men -- the paddler and the witness -- standing in back of her with the office door closed. She said, "I felt like I could get raped."

The paddling left Daria with bruises on her buttocks and severe pain in the lower back that lasted for several days.

Daria was paddled on three other occasions during this school year -- once for tardiness and twice because she forgot to bring documents to school signed by her mother.

See Daria's letter to Rev. Jesse Jackson.

An Arcane, Destructive – and Still Legal – Practice, Deborah J. Vagins, The Huffington Post, June 30, 2010

Get serious about ending youth violence, By Ed Wells, RRSTAR.COM, September 10, 2010

Time to Ban Physical Punishment of Students in all Schools, Stacey Patton, The Defenders Online - A Civil Rights Blog of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund web site, May 21, 2010

223,190 Kids Legally Beaten in US Schools, Anthony Adams, The Huffington Post, May 5, 2010

Paddle & Shield, Tom Johnson's letter to the South Carolina Legislature, January 27, 2010

How punishment can affect health, By Jordan Riak, June 2009

U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report Finds Hundreds of Allegations of Abusive and Deadly Uses of Seclusion and Restraint in Schools, May 19, 2009

CBS News report on corporal punishment in Chicago schools, February 11, 2009

Message to school board members in a district that allows paddling, By Jordan Riak, February 17, 2009

  • PADDLING STATES Where the beating of schoolchildren is practiced and condoned

  • Top ten pupil-battering states in the U.S. Look at these batting averages. See who's in the Education Hall of Shame.
    1997-98 School Year
    1996-97 School Year

  • "...Schools are often perceived by parents as bearers of cultural norms concerning proper child rearing practices and discipline. Hence, when schools and other child care settings employ practices not conducive to optimal child development, e.g., corporal punishment and other demeaning and threatening, negative disciplinary measures, they convey a subtle message to parents, namely that such measures are appropriate, as they are sanctioned by education authorities and 'experts'..."

    From "Violence Against Children," by David G. Gill, Professor of Social Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts.

    Title IX complaint alleges gender-based discrimination in TN paddling schools,
    October 14, 2009

    ABUSE IN SCHOOLS: A letter to legislators in paddling states and to school board members in paddling districts
    In July of 2008, PTAVE began e-mailing this letter to legislators who sit on education committees in states that allow disciplinary beating of schoolchildren. (There are 21 such states in the U.S. as of July 2008) The e-mailing will continue until every such legislator has received the letter. Readers wishing to forward this page or copy and share its contents with others are invited to do so.   J.R.

    Teachers out of their element , By Jordan Riak, April 14, 2009

    Letter to Education Department Heads in Paddling States , May 27, 2008

    NORTH CAROLINA - Disarming the paddlers

    Spanking/Paddling and the Roots of Racism, PTAVE, July 2008

    Advice to a student who asks: "How can we protect ourselves from corporal punishment at school?"
    September 2007

  • Twenty good reasons to stop a bad practice, By Jordan Riak

  • Correlation between high rates of corporal punishment in public schools and social pathologies

    Forced exercise as punishment

    Toxic schools of Texas
    By Jordan Riak, 2000


    QUESTION: Who, other than schoolteachers, smacks people on the buttocks as part of their paid professional duties?
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    A model letter to lawmakers, policymakers and others in positions of responsibility and influence in regions that permit corporal punishment of schoolchildren to

    ARE PADDLING SCHOOLS SANCTUARIES FOR SEXUAL PREDATORS? A letter from PTAVE to education department heads in paddling states and their responses


    SCHOOL UNIFORMS: Discipline of Abuse?

    A DOCTOR'S BAD MEDICINE, By Patrick Briody, April 2007

    Letter to PTAVE from Jeff Charles, February 13, 2007

    1. Hitting someone is never right, By John Ostwald, The Record, July 29, 2012

    2. Presbyterian Church Rejects Spanking , By Ann Rodgers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 5, 2012

    3. Parents of special needs students say school district covered up abuse —Court rules district knew about abuse, By Julie Peterson, CNN, Updated May 16, 2012

    4. Up to 7-yr jail for teachers who hit kids, By Chetan Chauhan, New Delhi — Hindustan Times, May 4, 2012

    5. 8,000 new instances of child sexual abuse alleged in Milwaukee Archdiocese, By David Ferguson, The Raw Story, February 10, 2012

    6. St. Aug board struggle is settled; paddling is banned, By Bruce Nolan, The Times-Picayune, December 23, 2011

    7. Meeting on Murrah High coach cancelled, By Ross Dellenger, Clarion Ledger, December 20, 2011

    8. Inhumane treatment: For falling ill, teacher thrashes student, By Muhammad Sadaqat, The Express Tribune, September 29, 2011

    9. Hard Discipline: A Grand Old Tradition at St. Augustine High School, New Orleans, PTAVE, June 14, 2011

    10. Vow on cane code, The Daily Telegraph, Calcutta, India, June 14, 2011

    11. School spanking comes under fire, By Britt Combs, SOURCE:, May 31, 2011

    12. Iowa Principal Spanks Students on Their Birthdays, Desmoines Register, May 26, 2011

    13. No spanking over parents' wishes, By Editorial Board,, Texas, May 13, 2011

    14. In reversal, House OKs corporal punishment limits, By Associated Press,, May 12, 2011

    15. Bill to curtail paddling of Texas students rejected, By Dave Montgomery, Star-Telegram, May 11, 2011

    16. EDITORIAL — Corporal Punishment Must Stop... for all our sakes, By Sir Frank Peters, New Age, Bangladesh, May 6, 2011

    17. EDITORIAL — Corporal punishment is unethical, By Shafiqul Alam, The Financial Express, Bangladesh, May 4, 2011

    18. Govt bans corporal punishment, Dhaka, Bangladesh,, April 26, 2011

    19. An appeal to abolish corporal punishment, By Md. Kolil Ibrahim, The Financial Express, Dhaka, Bangladesh April 20, 2011

    20. Independent Fundamental Baptist Deception
      Exposing the abusive teachings of the Independent Fundamental Baptist Denomination, April 9, 2011

    21. Two letters to the editor re: "A Trip to These Principals May Mean a Paddling.", New York Times, April 7, 2011

    22. Thank You New Mexico For Banning Corporal Punishment in Schools, By Marc Ecko, Huffington Post, April 7, 2011

    23. Hon. George Miller Introduces Legislation to Protect Students in School from Harmful Abuse, April 6, 2011

    24. Martinez signs anti-paddling bill, By Milan Simonich, Santa Fe Bureau, Alamogordo Daily News, April 6, 2011

    25. Lufkin ISD reacts to paddling incident at Brookhollow Elementary, By Morgan Thomas, KTRE, April 5, 2011

    26. VIDEO: GOOD MORNING AMERICA/New Mexico Governor yet to sign Legislation to End School Paddling of Children/Rally April 5th

    27. Violence does not teach, By Algernon D'Ammassa, The Deming Headlight, April 4, 2011

    28. School child abuse, By Salon Premium Member: blwpyrtvx,, April 3, 2011

    29. Editorial: Spare the rod, please, By Walter Rubel,, Sun-News, April 3, 2011

    30. Editorial: Would Jesus beat a kid?, Keith Magill, Executive Editor,, March 26, 2011

    31. Editorial: Time to end corporal punishment, By John M. Crisp, Scripps Howard News Service, March 21, 2011

    32. FREE New Mexico's Children From the Paddle, An Open Letter to Governor Susana Martinez from Marc Ecko and the Unlimited Justice campaign, The Huffington Post, March 19, 2011

    33. Act Now to Protect Schoolchildren in New Mexico, Urgent message from Michael Goldfield March 19, 2011

    34. Bill outlawing corporal punishment in NM public schools goes to governor, By Milan Simonich, Santa Fe Bureau, El Paso Times, March 18, 2011

    35. Black Earth pastor, brother charged with child abuse for spanking kids with dowels, rods, By Devin Rose,, Wisconsin State Journal, March 18, 2011

    36. I-SS axes corporal punishment policy, By Chyna Broadnax, Record & Landmark, Statesville, North Carolina, February 15, 2011, 2011

    37. Teachers hitting kids? Yes, By Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, February 14, 2011

    38. Corporal punishment claims boy's life; Karnataka government orders probe,, January 10, 2011

    39. Police: Child Abuse Disguised As 'Discipline', 4 Face Charges Of Child Abuse, FOX 5 News, December 2, 2010

    40. Corporal Punishment Complaint, Reported by Nina Criscuolo, Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., November 24, 2010

    41. Student with bloody eyes will likely change schools, By Josh Green, Tampa Bay Online -, November 4, 2010

    42. A response to "Schools Average in Paddling", By Debra Stang, October 26, 2010

    43. Strict disciplinarian or something else? Headmaster faces jail for years of abusing students., September 3, 2010

    44. INDIA: Banning corporal punishment in CBSE affilated schools,, August 30, 2010

    45. "I've treated the ugly bruises and lesions" A letter from Dr. Ali Biswas MBBS, MD, Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangaldesh, to The Independent, August 15, 2010

    46. EDITORIAL – Ban on physical punishment in schools — Counselling and training of teachers may be necessary The Daily Star, Bangladesh, August 11, 2010

    47. Teacher beats students with burning firewood, The Times of India, August 10, 2010

    48. Bangladesh bans corporal punishment in all schools, By Anbarasan Ethirajan, BBC News, Dhaka, August 9, 2010

    49. Corporal punishment, By Sir Frank Peters, Letter to The Daily Star, Bangladesh, August 1, 2010

    50. Teacher Charged With Sex Assault, Accused of Spanking Student ,, July 30, 2010

    51. The Odds in Black and Blue: Corporal Punishment in US Schools, Posted By: Kate McGovern,, July 27, 2010

    52. End of an inhuman practice, By Dr. Ali Ullah, The New Nation, Dhaka, Bangladesh, July 22, 2010

    53. Bangladesh court orders end to corporal punishment in schools, By Julhas Alam (CP), The Canadian Press, July 20, 2010

    54. Ban corporal punishment in all the schools, By Jennifer Hancock, Tampa Humanism & Freethought Examiner, July 18, 2010

    55. Former school bus driver/spanker to appear in court on molestation charge, By Tom McLaughlin, Daily News July 16, 2010

    56. Day Care Center Shut Down Over Spanking And Cursing, Metro Source News, July 7, 2010

    57. Court Rules for Teacher in Student Abuse Case, By Annie Youderian, Courthouse News Service, July 6, 2010

    58. Corporal punishment is a blot on Bangladeshi society, By Sir Frank Peters, The Independent, Bangladesh, July 4, 2010

    59. Ending Corporal Punishment Act — An Important Step Since ‘Brown v. Board of Education’, By Stacey Patton, The Defenders Online - A Civil Rights Blog of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund web site, July 2, 2010

    60. La Martiniere bans corporal punishment after student's suicide, The Times of India, June 18, 2010

    61. Football Coach Accused of Years of Player Abuse Is Back on the Field,, Updated April 13, 2010

    62. Our Students Deserve Better, Eileen Eady, Jackson Free Press, March 3, 2010

    63. Lawsuit Aims to Put End to Paddling as Punishment in Mississippi Schools, By Elizabeth Humphrey,, February 26, 2010

    64. Dad says teacher held girl's head underwater – Wants teacher fired,, February 24, 2010

    65. Autistic child, age 6, facing felony assault charges following physical restraint, By Heather Sedlock, Special Needs Kids Examiner, February 24, 2010

    66. Godly discipline turned deadly — A controversial child "training" practice comes under fire -- this time from Christians themselves, By Lynn Harris,, February 22, 2010

    67. Federal suit seeks ban on paddling in Miss., The Associated Press, The Clarion Ledger, February 22, 2010

    68. Still spanking?, By Adam McAlpin, The Student Printz — The University of Southern Mississippi, October 27, 2009

    69. Putting away the paddle, Editorial, Toledo Blade, July 23, 2009

    70. Silent Victims,, July 21 & July 22, 2009

    71. Parents Outraged Over Teacher's Purportedly Excessive Discipline, Erik Runge, (News 4 WOAI), February 13, 2009

    72. Headmaster has denied charges that he abused five female students, Chippa Legodimo,, February 11, 2009

    73. Metro teacher suspended for taping child's mouth shut, By JAIME SARRIO, The Tennessean, February 11, 2009

    74. Boy Comes Home With Bruises After School Paddling, Reporter: La'Tasha Givens,, February 11, 2009

    75. Trust is on trial in abuse case By Tiffany Lankes,, February 8, 2009

    76. Paddling ban would hit home By COURTNEY ALBON,T-G Staff Writer, Ashland, February 7, 2009

    77. Punished student dies, teacher faces jail, BBC, December 25, 2008

    78. The death of an 11-year-old pupil after being beaten by his teacher has thrown a light on the murky world of discipline in state schools, By Reem Leila, Al-Haram Weekly, November 12, 2008

    79. Teachers Face Axe Over Corporal Punishment, By Fortunate Ahimbisibwe, New Vision (Kampala), November 12, 2008

    80. Student Athletes Report Corporal Punishment (Video & text), CBS 2, Chicago, September 24, 2008

    81. Bury the paddle -- Letter to The Fayetteville Observer, From Jordan Riak, September 4, 2008

    82. Against Corporal Punishment --Letter to Sequoyah County Times, From Peggy Dean, September 2, 2008

    83. Stop Physical Violence Against Children as a Form of Discipline in America's Public Schools, A Letter to President George W. Bush From George and Julie Worley, August 26, 2008

    84. MULE DAYS: A letter to 60 Paddling Districts in NC, By Peggy Dean, August 6, 2008

    85. Letter to Public Schools of Robeson County Board Members, From The Reverend Dr. Thomas E. Sagendorf, September 2, 2008

    86. The Sexual Factor, Letter to The Clarion-Ledger, By Jordan Riak, July 14, 2008

    87. Sparing the rod: JPS to bring back spanking?,The Clarion-Ledger, July 14, 2008

    88. Corporal punishment in schools: Is it good discipline or bad sex?, By Jordan Riak, October 2008

    89. Paddlers' state of mind, By Jordan Riak, July 3, 2008

    90. Some Calif. Schools Locking Children In Closets, Reporting: Anna Werner (CBS 5),, June 27, 2008

    91. Teacher accused of burning cross on student's arm, From Nkechi Nneji, CNN, June 21, 2008

    92. Boy suffocated during school punishment; Coroner's Report, Graeme Hamilton, National Post, with files from Canwest News Service, June 20, 2008

    93. Allegations of Abuse Plague Marengo County School Board, By Mandi Williams, Blackbelt Gazette, June 17, 2008

    94. Kindergarten Cruelty: Not Child’s Play, Joanne Jacobs,, June 5, 2008

    95. Crockett students released, Odessa American, May 15, 2008

    96. Student Alleges Abuse, Kara Lee, CBS 7 News, May 14, 2008

    97. Teacher suspended following allegation, By Mark Locklear,The Robsonian, April 10, 2008

    98. DiPalma: Teacher/sex offender sentenced, Jefferson County, Colorado, April 4, 2008

    99. Shame on Arkansas, Guest Editorial, By Jordan Riak, Arkansas Times, April 3, 2008

    100. Police: Teacher Told Class to Hit Tardy Student, FOX News, March 31, 2008

    101. Up the down stairs -- and up again and again At Shirley schools, a new punishment has some parents howling. Arkansas Times, March 6, 2008

    102. Spanking Kids Causes Sexual Problems, By MedHeadlines, February 29, 2008

    103. TN principal under investigation for paddling injury, WBIR.COM, February 29, 2008

    104. Spanking Kids Increases Risk of Sexual Problems as Adults, New Research Shows, By Murray Straus, University of New Hampshire, February 28, 2008

    105. Spanking may lead to sexual deviancy in years of maturity, Front page / Science, SOURCE:, February 28, 2008

    106. The whip, the paddle, the hickory switch, Presentation, Feb. 23, 2008, Black History Month Celebration, San Mateo Public Library, by Jordan Riak

    107. Dangerous Product Injures Children: Consumer Product Safety Commission looks at child safety with one eye shut, Parents and Teachers Against Violence in Education, August 2007
      WARNING - These images may be deeply disturbing to some viewers. Do not open this page if children are present.

    108. The worst of all bad habits (If this or any other PDF page fails to open due to a pop-up blocker on your system, hold down the "Ctrl" button and click the link again.) Photographs of schoolchildren's paddling-related injuries and an open letter to educators and education policymakers in paddling districts
      WARNING - These images may be deeply disturbing to some viewers. Do not open this page if children are present.

    109. Violated schoolchildren: corporal punishment-induced trauma
      WARNING - These images may be deeply disturbing to some viewers. Do not open this page if children are present.

    110. To paddle or not to paddle? That's the question before state lawmakers.,, January 29, 2008

    111. Camp Teacher Admits Spanking Boy's Bare Buttocks,, January 28, 2008

    112. Graduate of a school for troubled teens describes dangerous "therapy."

    113. Ohio Governor Ted Strickland supports paddling ban -- Introduction of legislation to outlaw corporal punishment in schools brings issue into spotlight., By William Hershey, Staff Writer, Dayton Daily News, December 11, 2007

    114. Hidden from View - Few fired for physical abuse; Severe sanctions for educators more likely in sexual cases, By Jill Riepenhoff and Jennifer Smith Richards, The Columbus Dispatch, November 18, 2007

    115. INDIA - Policy against corporal punishment planned, Special Correspondent, The Hindu, November 18, 2007

    116. Corporal punishment: Blatant violation of human dignity, By Pranita Mishra, Kantipur Publications Pvt. Ltd. , November 16, 2007

    117. INDIA: Student Succumbs To Teacher’s Blows -- A fourteen-year-old student who battled for his life for the last two weeks has succumbed to corporal punishment.,, November 7, 2007

    118. Admitting abuse but free to teach; Oregon education - Criminal convictions for admitted sexual misconduct are hit and miss Amy Hsuan, Melissa Navas and Bill Graves, The Oregonian, October 21, 2007

    119. Legal loopholes keep some teacher misconduct records secret, By Juliet Williams, The Associated Press, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 20, 2007

    120. Sexual misconduct plagues U.S. schools; AP finds 2,500 teachers punished in 5 years, By Martha Irvine and Robert Tanner, The Associated Press, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 20, 2007

    121. 125 Wash. teachers punished for sexual misconduct over 5 years, By Donna Gordon Blankinship,The Associated Press, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 20, 2007

    122. Principal Admits Spanking Preschooler; State Attorney To Decide Whether To Press Charges,, September 6, 2007

    123. Abuse, neglect appear widespread in Texas schools for retarded, By Emily Ramshaw and Amy Rosen, Dallas Morning News, July 23, 2007

    124. Mississippi Sued Over Alleged Abuse at Girls Detention Center,, July 12, 2007

    125. Most districts still use paddle, By Rebecca Helmes, Jackson Clarion-Ledger, July 8, 2007

    126. Back to the Past?, By Adam Lynch,, July 3, 2007

    127. Spanking a child is an act of violence, By Nina Adel, Robertson County Times - TN, June 28, 2007

    128. Second Grader Stripped Naked, Spanked in Front of Classmates; School Principal calls it "a family matter", By Jane Watrel, WRC/NBC News Channel, February 28, 2007

    129. Aunt's Whipping of Boy in Class Investigated, By Nelson Hernandez, Washington Post Staff Writer, Washington Post, February 27, 2007

    130. Spanker protection bill dies in Senate, By Dion Lefler, Eagle Topeka bureau, Wichita Eagle, February 20, 2007

    131. Texas looks at banning spanking in schools By Ramon Bracamontes, El Paso Times, February 16, 2007

    132. Just another Mississippi school paddling, Reported to PTAVE, January 21, 2007

    133. NYCLU Calls On State Regents To Reject Regulations Permitting Schools To Use Noxious Stimuli To Punish Students With Disabilities, By NYCLU, January 8, 2007

    134. KANSAS: Proposal would give immunity to schools that spank, By Dion Lefler, The Wichita Eagle, January 6, 2007

    135. Stop paddling students; Lawmakers should ban corporal punishment statewide, EDITORIAL: The Charlotte Observer, January 4, 2007

    136. Union County, N.C. Weighs Pupil-Beating, A letter from PTAVE to local area education policymakers and media, December 31, 2006

    137. Taiwan bans corporal punishment in schools; moves toward being an advanced, nurturing society, EDITORIAL, Taiwan Journal

    138. We Weren't Unbeatable -- An Open Letter to a Disciplinarian, By Spike, (Undated)

    139. Paddling and Gender, By David Hill, January 2, 2007

    140. 2006 School Corporal Punishment Report Card, By Robert E. Fathman, Ph.D., President, National Coalition to Abolish Corporal Punishment in Schools, December 15, 2006

    141. Letter to writer John Balch of the Nashville Leader about the Murfreesboro school paddling incident, By Barbara Neff, November 22, 2006

    142. Parents file complaint over swats By Donna Hales, Phoenix Staff Writer , The Muskogee Phoenix, November 14, 2006

    143. Authorities investigating school discipline incident, By John Balch, Leader staff, Nashville Leader, November 8, 2006

    144. Atty. J. Robert Sheppard, Jr.'s Letter to the Members of the Union County Board of Education, October 30, 2006

    145. Ban Corporal Punishment North Carolina

    146. Why doesn't the law work to protect my child at school?, By Yvette Smith, Antioch, California, August 2005

    147. School of Last Resort, By Maria Eftimiades, PEOPLE, October 23, 2006

    148. Teacher accused of abusing autistic child, By Jennifer Brevorka, Staff Writer, The News-Observer, May 17, 2006

    149. Parents: Teacher crossed the line with discipline -- Police report filed over alleged stomping incident, By Monica Chen, The Herald, October 3, 2006

    150. The children lose a friend, keep a screamer, A letter to PTAVE from a teacher, May 13, 2006

    151. DeSoto Parish School System is Unsafe for Children, June 5, 2005

    152. One Toxic Middle School in Mississippi, Letter from a Substitute Teacher to Project NoSpank, March 22, 2005

    153. Sue Nunn's letter to each member of the Pennsylvania House Education Committee and a response from Rep. Paul I. Clymer, February 2005

      Illustration published by the Anti-slavery Office, Boston 1845

    154. Letter from a mom and a reply, September 29, 2004

    155. The Turning Point, A letter to PTAVE from Bruce M., March 24, 2004

    156. Teacher’s pets, By Khary Kimani Turner, Metro Times staff writer, Metro Times, February 18, 2004

    157. Three Girls and Their Dolls, By Jordan Riak, November 2003

    158. Why I am home schooling the rest of this year, By Sydney Banks (Age 12), September 24, 2003

    159. Serial child abuser finds easy prey in classrooms - Children's safeguards are scant to nonexistent, By Barbara Neff, June 8, 2003

    160. Lucifer's Brothers - A Memoir, By Casey, April 25, 2003

    161. In Defense of an Educator Accused of Child Abuse, By Jordan Riak, April 2003

    162. Dorothy Neddermeyer's comments about "In Defense of an Educator Accused of Child Abuse" and Riak's response

    163. Spanking is sexual harassment, A letter to PTAVE from Richard C., April 19, 2003

    164. A letter from Angela in Mississippi, April 18, 2003

    165. Problems at a Christian(?) school, A letter from Ruth D., April 2003

    166. CHADD Expresses Outrage Over Abuse 7-Year-Old Experiences at Hands of Teacher, Statement by Evelyn Polk Green, M.S.Ed, CHADD President, April 4, 2003

    167. Letter from Jordan Riak to California Assembly Member Lois Wolk, March 31, 2003

    168. School Justice: Punish the Victim, A letter from a mother to PTAVE, February 11, 2003

    169. Abuse in the classroom -- A letter from Jordan Riak to all members of the California state legislature, January 2003.

    170. Why physical punishment in schools is a bad idea, By Justin Wyllie, October 2002

    171. Who are the real bullies?, By Elizabeth Pfeiffer January 2003.

    172. Yes ... spare the rod; Early educator rejected corporal punishment, By Robert D. Ilisevich, The Meadville Tribune, April 12, 2005

    173. Bullied ... by the teacher?, By Kathleen M. Heins, Better Homes & Gardens: "Raising Kids", September 2003,

    174. Sheri B. writes to PTAVE, January 12, 2003.

    175. Are you a bully? By Linda Starr, from Education World, February 4, 2003

    176. Memories of my schooldays in Korea, By I. S. Choi, December 10, 2000

    177. Editorial: Molesters for export -- It's elementary: Schools shouldn't 'pass the trash' ,, November 7, 1999

    178. Dirty Secrets: Why sexually abusive teachers aren't stopped , First of a three-part series by Jane Elizabeth Zemel and Steve Twedt, Post-Gazette, October 31, 1999
      Part Two Flawed system aids bad teachers
      Part Three State education officials want legislators' help to end sexual abuse

    179. The Boom Boom Method, B Lisa Gray, Houston Press, April 24, 1997.

    180. Rape: Lesson No. 1, Anon., August 1997

    181. Corporal Punishment and Child Abuse -- Why do we continue to sanction child abuse in the classroom?, By Dr. Frederick C. Green, November/December 1988, "The Humanist"

    182. Shelly S. Gaspersohn:
      1. Testimony of to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice, October 17, 1984
      2. Don't Inflict My Pain on Others
      3. Good Old-Fashioned Discipline

    In The United States

    Top ten paddling states

    1. Mississippi
    2. Arkansas
    3. Alabama
    4. Tennessee
    5. Oklahoma
    6. Louisiana
    7. Texas
    8. Georgia
    9. Missouri
    10. New Mexico

    SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 2000 Elementary and Secondary School Civil Rights Compliance Report.

    Top ten lynching states

    1. Mississippi
    2. Georgia
    3. Texas
    4. Louisiana
    5. Alabama
    6. Florida
    7. Arkansas
    8. Tennessee
    9. South Carolina
    10. Kentucky

    SOURCE: The Charles Chesnutt Digital Archive

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