Stories: Corporal Punishment in the Schools

Whatever it may be labeled: spanking, paddling, cracking, smacking, whipping or hitting, corporal punishment is no longer allowed in Pennsylvania's public schools. Late last year Edith Isake, head of the Pennsylvania Council of Basic Education, succeeded in a four-year mission to end paddling in PA. WPSU intern Rose Semple attended a high school in the southwestern corner of the state where corporal punishment was used frequently. Two of her former classmates detail the paddling procedure at their school and talk about the new ban.