Armed, ready and legal, a public school teacher whacks a child's pelvic area with a piece of wood.

You do not have to be a resident of Tennessee, or of the U.S., to voice your opinion about the activity shown here. Maltreatment of children is everybody's business. If you are reading this, it's your business! After reading Aimee Edmondson's June 3, 2001 article in The Commercial Appeal, Spare the rod? Not here, most agree , direct your comments to the editor at letters@gomemphis.com and to any or all of the following:

Hon. Don Sundquist, Governor of Tennessee
1st Floor, State Capitol
Nashville, TN 37243-0001
Education Commissioner Dr. Vernon Coffey
Tennessee Department of Education
6th Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville TN 37243-0375
E-mail Contact phobbins@mail.state.tn.us
Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth
Andrew Johnson Tower, 9th Floor
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243-0800
(615) 741-2633
Fax: (615) 741-5956

Senate Education Committee
36 Legislative Plaza
Nashville, TN 37830
  • Sen. Randy McNally, Chairman
  • Sen. Rusty Crowe, Vice-chairman
  • Sen. Charlotte Burks, Secretary
  • Sen. Ben Achtley
  • Sen. Bobby Carter
  • Sen. Rosco Dixon
  • Sen. Ward Crutchfield
  • Sen. Jo Anne Graves
  • Sen. Larry Trail

Senate Children & Family Affairs Committee
26 Legislative Plaza
Nashville, TN 37830
  • Sen. Carol Chumney, Chairman of
  • Sen. Sen. John J. DeBerry, Jr., Vice-Chairman
  • Sen. Mark Maddox, Secretary
  • Sen. Kathryn I. Bowers
  • Sen. Tommie F. Brown
  • Sen. Craig Fitzhugh
  • Sen. John White
  • Sen. Diane Black
  • Sen. Donna Rowland
  • Sen. Robert D. Patton
  • Sen. Larry Scroggs
  • Sen. Mike Williams

Other Tennessee Legislature members' mailing addresses can be found at www.legislature.state.tn.us/

PHOTO: A. J. Wolfe
Copyright, 2001, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN. Used here with permission. No additional reproduction or distribution of this material in any form is permitted without the written approval of The Commercial Appeal (http://www.gomemphis.com).

The use of copyrighted material here does not mean, nor is intended to suggest, that the copyright owner endorses or supports the views and objectives of this Web site's owners.

For the complete article, "Spare the rod? Not here, most agree," by Aimee Edmondson, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) , June 3, 2001, go to n-h89.htm.

See corporal punishment-related injuries at nospank.net/whacked3.htm.

Return to Advocacy & Protest
Return to Project NoSpank Table of Contents at www.nospank.net