In the 21st century, it is hard to fathom why a civilized person or society would ever desire to hit children, or deem it as acceptable.
In 1867 New Jersey became the first U.S. state to abolish corporal punishment in schools. The second was Massachusetts 104 years later in 1971. The most recent state to outlaw school corporal punishment was New Mexico in 2011. Please help to make the United States a civilized country, where paddling students for punishment gets judged as what it is, as child abuse. Corporal punishment should be illegal in all the states of the United States, as it is in most of the countries around the world!