Dale McGowan

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Dale McGowan is the author of books including Parenting Beyond Belief, Raising Freethinkers, and Atheism for Dummies. He holds degrees in evolutionary anthropology and music.

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Spare the rod—and spare me the rest

Reading Time: 8 minutes Even as countries from South Korea to Colombia to Pakistan join the international and scientific consensus condemning corporal punishment, several school districts and state legislatures in the US have begun advocating the return (or continuation) of the deeply-discredited practice. It’s time to revisit the overwhelming evidence against corporal punishment—and the roots of its persistent appeal.