University of Hawaii students of a child development class will learn about the current status of USA school beatings still occurring on the mainland from educator and child advocate, Paula Flowe (graduate student of UH, MEd.,1989). Most will learn for the first time of the sad way in which this practice exited the schools on the Hawaiian islands. According to old-timer locals pupil-beating was banned after a tragic case of injury causing paralysis to an elementary school child in the early 70's. Hawaii Governor John A. Burns, at the time, banned the practice in 1972 soon after the incident.
Students will be given the opportunity to tell if they were aware of this US social-ill and what they think of it.
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