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A Closer Look at Corporal Punishment in the States

Guest post by Alexandra Harwin 

A few weeks ago, Education Week released an analysis of federal civil rights data on the use of corporal punishment in schools

There were some big racial differences; black students received physical punishment at twice the rate of white students nationwide. We're providing some more detailed data for those who want to dig into the disparities. (Note: The chart below cover only the 12 states where 1 percent or more of students are enrolled in schools that use corporal punishment.) As you can see, student groups other than black and white students were not always large enough to analyze their disparities separately. 

If you are interested in the analysis, Sarah Sparks and Chris Swanson, the vice president for research and development of the Education Week Research Center, will be discussing the project on C-Span's Washington Journal on Saturday morning.

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