By guest blogger Alyssa Morones
A new online campaign is calling on the U.S. Congress to pass a bill that would end the use of corporal punishment in schools.
The petition, from the campaign to Create Safe Schools for Children, is now online on causes.com and focuses on U.S. Representative Carolyn McCarthy’s (D-NY) bill that seeks to ban corporal punishment nationwide.
Rep. McCarthy first introduced the bill in the 111th Congress and again in 2011 in the 112th Congress. Ms. McCarthy, a senior Democratic member of the education and workforce committee, is currently working on a new draft of the bill to introduce to the current 113th Congress.