School Paddling Has Deep Roots
It’s hard to change a deep culture that favors physically disciplining students at school, but it is happening.
Nationwide, the practice is on a steady decline, from more than 300,000 students in 2000 to more than 109,000 in 2013-14 nationwide.
That mirrors shrinking support for physical punishment in general: The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Child Trends annual study finds the percentage of adults who believe that sometimes children need a “good, hard spanking” for discipline shrunk from 84 percent for men and 82 percent for women in 1985, to 76 percent for men and 65 percent…
1 in 5 New York Kids Are Sexually Abused. Help Prevent That
The CDC reports that 1 in 5 children are sexually abused.
9 out of 10 of the perpetrators are never brought to justice and never appear on sex offender registries.
They are protected by New York State laws.
Sign this petition and change that. Protect NY Kids.