Louisiana Tries — and Fails — to Ban Corporal Punishment in Schools
The latest effort to ban spanking and other forms of corporal punishment in Louisiana public schools once more failed to get enough votes to pass. The state House voted 48-49 last week, five short of the number required to pass the bill, which was authored by Republican Rep.
Author Ties ‘Whupping’ of Black Kids to the Days of Slavery in ‘Spare the Kids’
An important new book, “Spare the Kids: Why Whupping Children Won’t Save Black America,” is drawing considerable attention. The author, Morgan State University journalism professor Stacey Patton, is a survivor of childhood “whuppings” that left her with lifelong physical and mental scars and a history of foster care.