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Posted February 20. 2014 12:37PM

Spanking, paddling and padded rooms: Are school punishments getting worse?

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"Paradoxically, I think itís a good sign, and Iím totally against all spanking," Murray Straus, co-director of the Family Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire, tells Yahoo Shine. ďItís a sign of desperation on the part of people trying to hold back the century-long development of more humane treatment of children. Even if it passes, which is unlikely, itís not going to change the trend.Ē