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Last week, Northampton County become the 99th district in North Carolina to ban the use of corporal punishment in public schools.

Currently, 16 of North Carolina’s 115 school districts continue to allow the use of corporal punishment as an acceptable form of student discipline. Of those districts that continue to allow paddling, nine districts applied corporal punishment a total of 366 times during the 2011-2012 school year: 

  • Alleghany (0)
  • Alexander (0)
  • Ashe (0)
  • Person (0)
  • Randolph (0)
  • Stanly (0)
  • Thomasville (0)
  • Bladen (1)
  • Caswell (1)
  • Graham (43)
  • Macon (5)
  • Madison (2)
  • McDowell (29)
  • Onslow (4)
  • Robeson (267)
  • Swain (14)

More school districts are abandoning the use of physcial punishment to correct student misbehavior in favor of evidence-based strategies. And so, we wonder: which district will become the 100th school district in the state to ban the use of corporal punishment? Leave your predictions below…

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