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Corporal Punishment #87308

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 17, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Senator hearings on corporal punishment in public schools and possible effect on child abuse examined. [Shelly GASPERSOHN - describes beating by high school assistant principal.] Injuries sustained by Gaspersohn from event detailed. [Marlene GASPERSOHN - recalls experience.] Related statistics outlined. [Temple Univ. spokesperson Irwin HYMAN - lists methods used by school officials in punishing students.] [Elementary school principal Paul ARMSTRONG - defs. corporal punishment.] Major cities currently banning corporal punishment in public schools listed; Senator Arlen Specter's desire to establish federal protection if local jurisdictions don't control situation mentioned.
REPORTER: Bill Greenwood

Greenwood, Bill;
Jennings, Peter

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