Oct 03, 2006 Twenty-two states that do not ban corporal punishment in schools
In first grade, I saw the mean-looking wooden paddle hanging on the wall of my kindly-looking Connecticut public school principal. By now, Connecticut and twenty-seven other states ban corporal punishment. Twenty-two do not; that leaves twenty-two states to boycott as residences, including the five worst offenders, which are Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama. Jon Katz.