PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY RALPH LAUER/FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM 
 Although a majority of states have banned the spanking or paddling of students over the past few decades, public schools in some Southern states still depend on the practice - creating one more stress point for students already more likely to confront ill-qualified teachers, crumbling infrastructure and chaotic classrooms.
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY RALPH LAUER/FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM Although a majority of states have banned the spanking or paddling of students over the past few decades, public schools in some Southern states still depend on the practice - creating one more stress point for students already more likely to confront ill-qualified teachers, crumbling infrastructure and chaotic classrooms. RALPH LAUER KRT
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY RALPH LAUER/FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM Although a majority of states have banned the spanking or paddling of students over the past few decades, public schools in some Southern states still depend on the practice - creating one more stress point for students already more likely to confront ill-qualified teachers, crumbling infrastructure and chaotic classrooms. RALPH LAUER KRT

In Deep South, students are still paddled

October 20, 2015 04:02 PM

UPDATED October 20, 2015 04:02 PM

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