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State education board expresses opposition to corporal punishment

The state Board of Education on Thursday approved a resolution opposing the use of corporal punishment in schools.

The board has no authority to ban the practice, which is still used by nine of the 115 school districts across the state, according to Action for Children North Carolina, a child advocacy group. State law presently leaves it up to each district to decide whether it will allow schools to inflict physical pain to enforce discipline. Read a full story here.

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