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Why Did Alabama Paddle 19,000 Students In One School Year?

Why did Alabama paddle 19,000 students in one school year?

While most of the nation long ago stopped striking children, Alabama principals continue to boast one of the highest batting percentages in the nation, paddling one child every four minutes.

Across Alabama public schools, nearly 19,000 students were paddled in the 2013-2014 school year, according to newly available data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. The count is of individual students and does not indicate how many were paddled more than once.