KidsRPeople2 4 years, 4 months ago on Cole County R-1 School Board Meets

Why is it ok to use pain as punishment for kids, especially administered by taxpayer funded school officials who are entrusted with our children's care and education, when the very same action is Illegal in Schools in 31 U.S. States, the U.S. Military and Prohibited by Federal Law for use against convicted Felons, murderers and child molesters, in ALL U.S. Prisons? What would happen to any citizen, parent, police officer or U.S. Supreme Court Justice who hit any person or animal with a wooden paddle in public?

Sexual violence against schoolchildren, K-12, is LEGALLY PROTECTED in taxpayer funded public schools in 19 U.S. States that legally allow Pain to Punish Students K-12, Illegal in Schools in 31 U.S.States, over half our nation, constituting "Cruel and Unusual Punishment" akin to allowing State and Local Governments to legally permit Slavery!! Congressman John Kline, Chairman of the House Committee on Education and Workforce has the Power and Responsibility to send H.R. 3027 "The Ending Corporal Punishment in Schools Act" introduced by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-NY, out to the floor for a full vote of Congress, but it DIED again on 12/8/2011, earlier version, H.R. 5628 DIED in House Committee on Education 2010!

Mandatory Reporters of suspected child abuse, school teachers, coaches and administrators, legally hit schoolchildren, K-12, with thick wooden paddles, SEXUAL ASSAULT when done to a non-consenting adult, to inflict Pain as Punishment for minor infractions, some states such as Tennessee do not require parental consent or notification for schoolchildren to be "Paddled". Several "School Paddling States" have "Teacher Immunity Laws" to protect school employees from criminal/civil action, leaving INJURED schoolchildren's families NO LEGAL REDRESS!

U.S. Federal Courts uphold outrageous incidents of school paddling and the U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear school corporal punishment appeals.

See 2008 report "A Violent Education" by Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for disturbing FACTS! See donthitstudents dot com. Over the past 4 years, I have collected hundreds of shocking news reports of legal child abuse in schools where children are injured and parents are powerless to protect them.

The practice of school discipline by "Corporal Punishment" is founded upon the RELIGIOUS conviction of "Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child" and FORCED onto taxpayers children in public schools, violating our nation's constitution regarding liberty, equality and "Cruel and Unusual Punishment". Please add your voice to federal bill to Abolish School Corporal Punishment of Students in ALL U.S. Schools at dont hit students dot com