Texas district reinstates corporal punishment in schools

04/16/2010 | Washington Post, The

School officials in a Texas city have reinstated corporal punishment in schools in the hopes of improving student behavior. While the practice is still legal in 20 states, it has been banned in many schools nationwide, and some federal lawmakers are pushing for a prohibition. A report from two rights groups last year found that corporal punishment was used to discipline a disproportionate number of students with disabilities.

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