Dear Mr. Riak,
I received your letter regarding physical punishment in schools. EKUís teacher education program does not recommend or condone spanking or other forms of physical punishment of children in schools in any of our programs.
While the practice of corporal punishment is left to school districts in KY, most no longer allow the practice.
If you want to find out more about KYís regulations regarding corporal punishment, check with Kevin Brown (Kevin.email@example.com) at the Kentucky Department of Education.
Dorie Combs, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Curriculum & Instruction