Arizona officials unlikely to push statewide corporal punishment ban

| November 30, 2016

By Claire Caulfield • Cronkite News

WASHINGTON – Arizona is one of 15 states that expressly allow corporal punishment in schools, but state educators said most schools already heed the spirit of U.S. Education Secretary John King’s call for an end to the practice.

In an open letter Nov. 22 to “governors and chief state school officers,” King said physical punishment is “harmful to students” and he urged them to stop the practice in their states.

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