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Advocacy on ending Corporal Punishment in the private and public school systems

SIA Organization is working with The Hitting Stops Here! to spread awareness about opposing corporal punishment in the private and public school systems. We believe this behavior should stop. Education policymakers need work to get “Ending Corporal Punishment in Schools Act,” HR 5628 was first introduced (June 2010; same legislation as HR 3027):www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/hr5628/text reintroduced and passed.

The Hitting Stops Here! and their advocacy that led to HR 5628/ 3027.

Key Factors to Consider (provided by nospank.net)

1 – The U.S. stands alone among developed democracies in that it still allows punishment of schoolchildren in some states by means of their being beaten with wooden boards. 

2 – It’s impossible to identify one major public health agency or teacher-training program that endorses the use of corporal punishment.

More information about Opposing Corporal Punishment:

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners  

 National Lieutenant Governors Association

Jordan Riak’s Comments

Please contact your local state representative about opposing corporal punishment

Feel free to use the following sample message:

Dear _____________:

As a concerned citizen, I urge you to re-introduce “Ending Corporal Punishment in Schools Act.” When passed into law, it will raise the safety of schoolchildren in the U.S. and territiories to an acceptable standard in keeping with the rest of the developed world. Please act now.

(Sender’s name)

Please visit Nospank.net for Details and contact information of representatives that should be contacted.