Children with disabilities are more likely to be paddled, spanked, or subject to other physical punishment, according to a new study from the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch:
- The study found that more than 200,000 school children were subject to corporal punishment in the 2006-2007 school year.
- About 19 percent of students who received corporal punishment had disabilities.
- Students with disabilities even though they comprise only 14 percent of all students.
Corporal punishment in schools is illegal in 30 states.