Resources

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MS Coalition's Letter of Support

We've created a letter of support for organizations who support abolishing corporal punishment. If you are an organization & would like to sign on, download here to sign our letter.

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Mississippi leads the nation in the use of corporal punishment in public schools

View our informative two pager here, as we go deeper into examining why this is and understanding what steps key stakeholders including, parents, legislators & students can take to end corporal punishment.

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Mississippi School Districts Still Allowing Corporal Punishment

82 % of Mississippi School Districts still allow Corporal Punishment, is your district one of them? Find out here.

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Corporal Punishment in Mississippi
Schools: A Critical Examination of State-
Sanctioned Violence in Schools

In September 2021, NJFC partnered with Chanya Anderson, a graduate student at

the University of Delaware in order to create a project that would examine the relationship between race, location, and corporal punishment in Mississippi during the 2017-2018 school year. 

Ultimately, the goal of this project is to have a better understanding of corporal

punishment in Mississippi schools. In doing so, NJFC will be better equipped in their fight to end corporal punishment and help students across the state, and eventually the nation.

View the report here.

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FedSDC

A Call toEnd Corporal Punishment In Mississippi

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The Federal School Discipline & Climate Coalition (FedSDC) is a diverse group of local community organizers, national organizations, directly impacted students, youth, families, and community members that exists to protect the interests and educational rights of Black and
Brown students through a racial and educational equity lens.

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A Critical Examination of State-
Sanctioned Violence in Schools

In September 2021, NJFC partnered with Chanya Anderson, a graduate student at
the University of Delaware in order to create a project that would examine the relationship between race, location, and corporal punishment in Mississippi during the 2017-2018 school year. Through the creation of a novel dataset that includes information about corporal punishment and various other district-level demographic information.

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American Psychological  Association: Corporal Punishment in Black Communities

Psychologists could lead in educating communities of color about the connection between corporal punishment and the racial disparities connected to the practice. But first the profession can benefit from a better understanding of the historical roots of corporal punishment in black communities. Read more here