Corporal Punishment

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Social Studies
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American History

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Corporal Punishment

1. Meeker v. Edmundson (2005)2. Flores v. School Board of DeSoto Parish (2004)3. Doe v. State of Hawaii Department of Education (2003) 4. Thomas v. Roberts (2003)

CASES:

Definition: Physical punishmentinflicted on a child by an adultin authority.

Corporal Punishment

Reguardless of whether one believes that state-supported schools should literally have to pay for their transgressions, there is a deeper issue at stake in terms of the best interests model. Students clearly have rights to privacy and dignity, and school authorities have the obligation both to act responsibly and to teach students to assume responsibility.

Corporal Punishment is still legal in 19 states. (Rossow and Stefkovich, 2014)

"The United States Court of Appeal are heading in a dangerous direction for both students and teachers. Students are taught that teachers do not have to accept responsibility for their actions and that constitutional rights are not to be taken seriously. Teachers, on the other hand, are given a sense of absolute authority over their students."-Thimming, 1998, p.1414

Stefkovich, Jacqueline. Best Interests of the Student. 2nd. Routledge, 2014. 189;194;194-196. Print.

SOURCES:

• right not to be subjected to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment• right to be protected from violence and abuse• right to development, including the right to the highestattainable standard of physical and mental health• right to dignity and bodily integrity.

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