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corporal punishment

Corporal Punishment in Schools Still Legal in Many States

The practice has been prohibited in most states, but corporal punishment is still being used to discipline students. The calls to ban it nationwide are growing louder.

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National Education Association

Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.