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Tennessee Senate to take up school spanking bill

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UPDATE (Tuesday):

The Tennessee Legislature on Tuesday passed a bill that bans the spanking of children with disabilities at public schools.

Read more about what that entails here.


PREVIOUSLY:

The Tennessee Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill that would ban the spanking of children with disabilities at public schools.

The bill has already passed in the House and is up for a vote in the Senate on Monday.

The measure would bar school officials from using corporal punishment on kids with disabilities, unless their parents give written approval.

A report released last month by the state Comptroller's office found that disabled children in Tennessee schools were getting spanked at a higher rate than other children in recent years. Read the full report here (PDF file).

Depend on us to keep you posted.

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