Kentucky Set to Ban Corporal Punishment in Schools

Kentucky would ban the paddling of students under a bill that won House passage Friday after a couple of state lawmakers recalled being on the receiving end of disciplinary swats.

The measure, which would prohibit schools from using corporal punishment, cleared the House on a 65-17 vote. It now goes to the Senate.

Kentucky is among 19 states that still allow corporal punishment as a form of school discipline. In the 2018-2019 school year, there were 284 instances of corporal punishment in slightly more than a dozen school districts.

Source: MG News

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