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VOICES: Why school paddling is legal child abuse

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.

Change of Heart

April 26, 2005 - Facing South told you last week about South Carolina State Rep. John Graham Altman's bizarre outburst at a reporter when she asked him why his committee had passed a bill making cockfighting a felony while tabling a bill that would do the same for domestic violence.