corporal punishment in schools

Current Status of Corporal Punishment in Schools

Corporal punishment in schools is essentially a thing of the past. The debate surrounding its effectiveness, ethical implications and legality are essentially a moot point now that, as a society, people seem to have decided they don’t want their children to be struck by teachers.

It wasn’t that long ago when corporal punishment was widely accepted as an appropriate disciplinary measure in educational institutions across the United States. The practice wasn’t officially outlawed in Minnesota public schools until 1989 (it’s technically still legal in private schools in the state, but most of those institutions still have policies prohibiting its use). And parents might be surprised to learn corporal punishment is still technically legal in more than a dozen states.

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Can a School Refuse to Offer ESL Classes?

English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are offered in most schools and help non-native English speakers develop proficiency in the English language. These specialized courses are designed to meet the unique needs of individuals who are learning English as an additional language, providing support to navigate academic, professional and social interactions in English-speaking environments.

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What Are the Modifications to the Substance Use Disorder Treatment?

Substance use disorder (SUD) impacts over 20 million people in the U.S. It’s defined as a virtually irresistible (without concerted intervention and treatment) urge to use a substance, which results in physical dependence and increased tolerance to the substance. Increased tolerance means the user will need to take increasingly large quantities to satiate their addiction and prevent withdrawal symptoms.

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Navigating Cannabis Laws and Expungement in Minnesota

In recent years, Minnesota has embarked on a transformative journey towards legalizing adult-use cannabis. As of August 1, 2023, Minnesota officially became the 23rd state to legalize recreational cannabis use.

Legally obtaining marijuana is still complicated in the state, with some estimates suggesting state-licensed dispensaries won’t open until early 2025. The exception are dispensaries on the Red Lake Nation and the White Earth Reservation.

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Understanding Labor Trafficking Laws in Minnesota

Labor trafficking is a serious issue that affects people across the world, including here in the state of Minnesota. The state has put in place laws and regulations to address labor trafficking to protect victims and hold perpetrators accountable for their actions.

Minnesota’s commitment to eradicating labor trafficking is evident in its dedicated approach, which includes not only legal measures but also support systems for survivors and initiatives to raise awareness within communities throughout the state of Minnesota.

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