The Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles
The Striking Outlier: The Persistent, Painful and Problematic Practice of Corporal Punishment in Schools
- Author(s): Whitaker, Amir
- Losen, Daniel J
- et al.
This report examines only the data (students populations and paddling incidents) from schools where corporal punishment is used. The report relies on data from the U.S. Department of Education's Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), primarily from the 2013-14 school year. In schools where corporal punishment is practiced, black students and students with disabilities are more likely to be struck than white students and those without disabilities.