On Thursday, April 15, the House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities held a hearing entitled, "Corporal Punishment in Schools and its Effect on Academic Success." The Subcommittee's Chairwoman, Representative Carolyn McCarthy, looks to address school-based corporal punishment's academic harms in the upcoming reauthorization of the Elementary an
On June 29, Representative McCarthy introduced the bill in the House of Representatives and will held a press conference in Washington DC.
Dignity in Schools Campaign, ACLU
The Dignity in Schools Campaign supports national and local organizations around the country, including the American Civil Liberties Union, in efforts to end the use of corporal punishment, a practice that is still used in 18 states.
General Comment 8 to Articles 19, 28, and 37, Convention on the Rights of the Child, UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, CRC/C/GC/8 (March 2, 2007).
UN Committee on the Rights of the Child