Senate resolution to study banning corporal punishment clears House

Published: May 25, 2021

By: Emily Wood| LSU Manship School News Service

Jason Hughes
Rep. Jason Hughes, D-New Orleans, explained on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 his resolution to request literacy coaches in grades K-2 for students reading below grade level. Photo credit: Louisiana House.

A resolution asking the Louisiana Department of Education to study the likelihood of banning corporal punishment in public schools passed the House 60-34 Tuesday.

Senate Concurrent Resolution 18 was sponsored by Sen. Cleo Fields, D-Baton Rouge, and had passed unanimously in the Senate.

But it prompted some disagreement in the House, mainly over questions of local control.

“I think the local school boards and local district should make decisions on this, not someone in Baton Rouge, so I cannot support this.” said Rep. Larry Bagley, R-Stonewall.

House Concurrent Resolution 11, sponsored by Rep. Jason Hughes, D-New Orleans, requests that the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop a plan to provide literacy coaches for students reading below grade level in grades K-2.

Read more at The Advocate

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