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School districts are identified as “endorsing corporal punishment” if any of their schools’ latest handbooks include paddling as a possible consequence.
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And lastly, we’d like to know how school leaders *feel* about the use of corporal punishment in their schools. (4/4)Read More
We’d like to know how often educators analyze student data (number and frequency) to assess the efficacy of disciplinary actions, like corporal punishment. (3/x)Read More
We’d like to know how educators’ understanding of trauma has affected their teaching practices and ultimately, their school’s culture. (2/x)Read More
Next week, we'll be sending a survey about student behavior and disciplinary procedures to over 1,000 #Arkansas school administrators and counselors. There are a few things we're hoping to find out... (1/x) https://t.co/0mbnO5KCryRead More
RT @DrDoyleSays: https://t.co/gZ3WnATRvhRead More
...while the latter reframes the conversation around the adults’ perceived “needs,” instead of the children’s. Let’s start rephrasing it for ‘em, every time. (2/2)Read More
"Children need to be hit" is a clever way of saying "we need to hit children." The former ignores the perpetrator—as if no one else is in the room to swing that wooden paddle... (1/2)Read More
@SaraAnn13619409 How heartbreaking that this memory defines your elementary school experience. No one deserves such abusive treatment. And worse still: we've heard so many stories like yours. Most of the time people don't even remember the reason for the paddling—just the fear, pain, and shame.Read More
Who would—in good conscience—endorse a school policy that risks shaming and humiliating children? #BreakTheCycle #BanSchoolPaddling https://t.co/wFydjgy3VpRead More
So inspired by our meeting last night with @Citizens_First Congress—and especially by the help we're receiving from organizations like @TeachPlusAR! "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." ~H.K.💙Read More