Dr. Sarah Font co-authors corporal punishment report

Dr. Sarah Font, assistant professor of sociology, co-authored the Social Policy Report “Corporal Punishment in U.S. Public Schools: Prevalence, Disparities in Use, and Status in State and Federal Policy”.
Published: Oct 10, 2016


The policy report describes the prevalence and geographic dispersion of corporal punishment in U.S. public schools by assessing the extent to which schools disproportionately apply corporal punishment to children who are Black, to boys, and to children with disabilities. It is the first-ever effort to describe the prevalence of and disparities in the use of school corporal punishment at the school and school-district levels.

To read the report in its entirety, click here.