The Health Commission met to review its legislative agenda on Tuesday, April 22nd and at the top of the list was the latest effort to outlaw corporal punishment (CP). The last time the Commission met, I detailed the plans by leftist Utopians to ban the practice of CP. Little did I realize then that the days of the "board of education" were numbered.
Drafted legislation approved by the Commission states "Corporal Punishment shall be administered by hand spanking on the buttocks…" No more paddles or rulers. (What will creative high school shop teachers do with all of their new free time?)
The other change to law requested by the social engineers is to report the age, gender, race and special education status of each student disciplined. Seems that the Utopians are worried about the number of minority kids on the receiving end of the rod. I suppose quotas will be next. The Commission also worried that special education children are being punished despite laws against it.
I wonder why the NC Health Commission is pursuing this instead of a legislative committee on … maybe, education? This is just what local school boards need. More intervention from Raleigh that removes a tool that helps maintain discipline while adding yet another report to be collected, compiled and sent to Das Capital.
Thank goodness that the legislature has already solved the drop out problem and children are capable of reading at grade level. Oh, wait a minute. They are still "working" on it. "Little Johnny, I know you can’t read and you dropped out of school, but at least you didn’t have to face the paddle."
Look for this bill to be introduced when the "Honorables" (sic) return to Raleigh for the "short" session in May.