Corporal punishment in school is allowed in 30 states in the United States. The American Academy of Pediatrics, together with numerous other childadvocacy groups, has reaffirmed its position that corporal punishment in schools should be prohibited by state statute in all states.1,2 This article provides background information and recommendations regarding the potential role for pediatricians in attaining this goal.
- Received March 21, 1990.
- Accepted February 26, 1991.
- Copyright © 1991 by the American Academy of Pediatrics