ban school-sanction corporal punishment statewide.

As we work towards that goal, we’re giving families and educators the information and resources necessary to engage with the topic more knowledgeably and more compassionately.

Does your child's school district ENDORSE corporal punishment?

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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    Great News!

    Your child's school does NOT endorse corporal punishment!

    But there are still 176 school districts in Arkansas that DO endorse corporal punishment, and they're filled with kids just like yours...

    So, what can you do to help?

    Here are a few options:

    • Contact other district's administrative team or its school board to inquire about future policy changes
    • Sign up below to receive our newsletter to help ban corporal punishment statewide


    We've got Bad News...

    According to our records, your child's school endorses corporal punishment. Although the district allows (with your signature) your child to "opt out" of this consequence, the endorsement proves a profound misunderstanding of child psychology, expert behavior intervention strategies, and trauma-sensitive learning environments. There is absolutely no research that supports this district's decision to paddle students.

    Has your school district been erroneously identified as endorsing corporal punishment? Let us know via email: talktous@banpaddlingar.com

    So, what should you do?

    Here are a few options:

    • Continue searching for safer schools to send your child
    • Contact the district's administrative team or its school board to inquire about future policy changes
    • Sign up below to receive our newsletter to help ban corporal punishment statewide


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    Sometimes, past trauma doesn't want to be discovered. It disguises as all kinds of behaviors—even worse, it hides behind saying like "That's just the way it is."
    We are uncomfortable talking about school paddling only because we are too unpracticed—too captive by our past to imagine righting our present.
    Violence is its own living history—and there's no seeing its end without being its end.
    We're lending our voice to a demographic that historically has been rendered voiceless. We're standing up for children.

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