The North Carolina State Board of Education says corporal punishment does more harm than good.
They approved a statement Thursday opposing corporal punishment, which is still allowed in some districts. But they stopped short of asking the General Assembly to outlaw it.
The state school board says corporal punishment can harm students physically, mentally and emotionally. They advocate using other ways to enforce discipline.
Last month a report found that corporal punishment happened about 400 times in North Carolina during the last school year. The year before there were 890 cases reported.
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