Category: National

These States Allow Teachers And Staff To Hit Students

Twenty-two states still allow corporal punishment in school: 15 expressly permit it while another seven do not prohibit it. That’s according to a recent letter written by U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. to the nation’s governors and state school chiefs.

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Q&A: Betsy DeVos on Education, Opportunity and School Choice Politics

The 74’s Lizzie Thompson interviewed Betsy DeVos back in August 2015 — 15 months before Donald Trump tapped her to become his education secretary — about school-choice issues and how she saw education possibly affecting the 2016 presidential race. The interview has been lightly edited for clarity.

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