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My mother’s stories about paddling when she was in elementary and middle school were what inspired me to research the prevalence of corporal punishment in the United States, and I was shocked to learn that corporal punishment is still legal today! I decided to interview her about her experiences with corporal punishment growing up in the South during the 1970’s/1980’s to supplement my research paper about the necessity to abolish corporal punishment in American schools and ratify the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

We must ask ourselves: what do we value more- the health and well-being of children and their human right bodily integrity, or the legal right to beat children in schools?