I recently heard a story on the radio about paddling children in Florida schools. I was shocked that this type of thing still happens. The story started me on a path to stop this form of discipline. I started doing some research.
What I found was truly upsetting. Only 31 states (plus D.C. and Puerto Rico) have actually abolished corporal punishment in public schools. Sadly, it is still used in the other 19 states. And it remains a fairly common practice in Alabama (4.5%), Arkansas (4.7%) and Mississippi (7.5%).