How will child abuse cases be handled? Would the Feds investigate cases of child abuse and neglect? Parents would be able to raise the defense that they are constitutionally protected to raise their child as they see fit. A hair brush across the knuckles hurts. A metal spatula across the knuckles hurts. A leather belt across the buttocks, legs, and midsection hurts. Will authorities question the child in front of the abuser? None of these are acceptable. This would roll back the clocks to the mid 70s and 80s when child abuse was a dirty little secret. Additionally, the current administration has made it quite clear that it would like to defund and eliminate the department of education, therefore this issue would be addressed individually by each state, thus needing no constitutional amendment.