Well, Alabama managed to get another negative news item: Now Leeds City School sent home with all children a consent form allowing the school to use corporal punishment on their children. If the parent does not return the form, this is taken as implied consent. No specifics are included as to which offenses might be dealt with using corporal punishment, or the like.
In other words, the school would like a blank check saying it's okay to beat the child in question.
This is another example of how Alabama manages to shoot itself in the foot from time to time.
Eliminating corporal punishment in schools is long overdue. I know it's legal in 19 states; but it doesn't make it right!