TAKE ACTION TO END THE CRIMINALIZATION OF CONCERNING BEHAVIOR IN SCHOOLS AND TO HELP KIDS GET THE HELP THEY REALLY NEED
Tennessee: An Act to amend Code Annotated, Title 36; Title 37; Title 39; Title 41 and Title 49, relative to corporal punishment.
SB 1788 / HB 1965 prohibits teachers, school principals, or school personnel from imposing corporal punishment on a child. Corporal punishment is defined as the use of physical force to inflict temporary pain as a means of discipline. This includes spanking, slapping, and paddling. There is increasing, inarguable evidence that corporal punishment is counterproductive and causes significant emotional and physical harm. Send an email to your state legislators now to let them know where you stand on this issue! Personalizing the message increases its impact.