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Study: Teachers Are More Likely to Hit Black Students

By Staff

 

empty-school-300x199According to a new study from researchers at the University of Texas at Austin and Penn State, schools in Alabama allow corporal punishment to occur more often than in any of the 19 states that have not yet banned it.

Researchers used 2011-12 data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights and found that the practice of corporal punishment was most often allowed in Southern states.

Mississippi, Arkansas, and Alabama all had particularly high rates of the practice, with over half of all schools in those states reporting that they allow physical punishment.

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