Idaho is one of only 19 states that does not forbid corporal punishment in K-12 schools. OK, so what does that mean and what is corporal punishment? The National Association of School Nurses defines corporal punishment as “intentional infliction of physical pain as a method of changing behavior.” This can include hitting, shaking or slapping, either with the hand or with an object, such as a paddle or a belt. Idaho Code, 33-1224, gives districts and teachers some latitude in administering corporal punishment, but a north Idaho school district (Coeur d'Alene) and a Boise charter school say their schools would never use corporal punishment regardless if Idaho law does not forbid it/Austin Hill, Idaho Reporter. More here.
Question: Should Idaho schools follow through on use of corporal punishment? Or ban it altogether?