Ending corporal punishment

MEMBERS OF the North Carolina State Board of Education will vote on February 6-7, 2013, on corporal punishment of children in schools. Currently, school teachers, coaches and administrators are allowed to hit children with thick wooden paddles to inflict pain punishments with no safety standards to protect children from excessive force injuries.

Corporal punishment is already illegal in schools in 31 U.S. states. North Carolina may be poised to become the 32nd state to ban it in schools.

Those interested can see the brutally violent injuries inflicted on K-12 schoolchildren in U.S. public schools as a result of corporal punishment in the YouTube trailer for the documentary The Board of Education by Jared Abrams.

As of January 2013, there has been no reintroduction of proposed Federal Bill H.R. 3027, "The Ending Corporal Punishment in Schools Act." Despite the fact that is costs nothing, the bill died again in U.S. Education Committee in December. The previous version, H.R. 5628, died in December 2010.

The 19 states where the corporal punishment of children remains legal in schools leave the decision to use pain punishment of children up to local school boards. Some states such as Alabama, Florida and Tennessee do not require parental consent or knowledge for children to be hit in school!

Read "A Violent Education," a 2008 Study by Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union, for the disturbing facts, and sign a petition at DontHitStudents.com.
Julie Worley, from the Internet