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UF researchers recommend abolishing paddling in the school system. If corporal punishment is banned, they suggest using positive intervention and support.
Many school districts that allow corporal punishment are in Florida’s northern rural counties, with Suwannee near the top of the list. A team of University of Florida researchers is calling for an immediate end to paddling, a source of increased dropouts and lawsuits, according to a research study.
Suwannee County School District has the highest number of corporal punishment incidents in Florida for the 2011-12 school year. Founder of Floridians Against Corporal Punishment in Public School has made Suwannee County the next goal of his civil rights campaign.
The Marion County School Board is currently examining the issue of reinstating paddling as a form of disciplinary action.