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Does corporal punishment help students, or hurt them?

Clip: 08/23/2016 | 9m 34s

Corporal punishment is still used in 21 states' public schools. Proponents say the method can motivate children to behave, but research suggests otherwise. Trey Clayton, for instance, was paddled repeatedly in school as a teenager, ultimately suffering a broken jaw and dropping out. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Education Week's Sarah Sparks for our weekly education segment, “Making the Grade.”

Aired: 08/23/16

Rating: NR

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