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Corporal Punishment Use Continues Decline in N.C.

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The use of corporal punishment in North Carolina's public schools continues to decrease, with students in six districts hit 184 times in the most recent school year, says a study released last week by a child-advocacy group.

Students in Robeson County are hit the most, representing 76 percent of the statewide total in the 2012-13 school year, Action for Children North Carolina said.

A spokeswoman for the Robeson County schools said someone would respond after reading the study.

In 2011-12, schools used corporal punishment 404 times, down from 891 instances the previous year. Two decades ago, almost all of the state's 115 districts used corporal punishment.

Vol. 33, Issue 08, Page 5

Published in Print: October 16, 2013, as Corporal Punishment Use Continues Decline in N.C.
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