Until now, there have been no federal laws to prevent this child abuse at schools. The Children's Health Act of 2000 regulates how and when restraint and seclusion can be used in medical settings and community facilities, but classrooms are not covered. And state protections for students are all over the map. Education in the U.S. has been largely a matter for individual states, not a federal issue.
Astonishingly, twenty states in the U.S. still allow paddling of children with a wooden paddle for discipline in school.
What's wrong with the education system in this country? Every industrialized country in the world now prohibits school corporal punishment, except the U.S. and Australia. (In Outback regions only) Yet here, not only do twenty states permit corporal punishment in public schools, but in the 2006 - 2007 school year, 223,190 school children in the U.S. were subjected to physical punishment. And that's just the cases that were reported.
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