May 4, 2022 -
If you've never witnessed or experienced a school paddling, it may be hard to understand how terrifying they are to a child. Yet U.S. public school teachers and principals in 19 states are allowed to beat children with wooden paddles, which originated as a tool to inflict pain on enslaved people without causing permanent injury that might impede their work.
December 14, 2012 -
The economic downturn is pushing more U.S. children into poverty, and it's no longer a problem limited mostly to Southern states.
January 30, 2012 -
Despite detailed challenges to the medical evidence, the prosecutor says he sees no change in the facts of a Texas case involving the death of a baby.
January 26, 2012 -
The Ernie Lopez case highlights the growing international controversy over the reliability of the science used to prosecute cases of fatal child abuse and sexual assault.
October 1, 1980 -
This article originally appeared in Southern Exposure Vol. 8 No. 3, "Growing Up Southern." Find more from that issue here.