New Mexico Spares the Rod

Mother Nature Network - New Mexico narrowly banned corporal punishment in its schools, joining 30 other U.S. states that have already outlawed the practice.

"The decision on whether or not to use corporal punishment on a child is one that is best left to a parent," said Gov. Susana Martinez, who signed a bill banning the practice.

The ban passed in the House by a vote of 36 to 31 and in the Senate 22 to 17.

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Posted on April 12, 2011 and filed under News.