A charter school in Georgia is gaining national attention after it sent paddling consent forms home with students.
With parent permission, a student can now be spanked if he or she misbehaves. Opting out of the corporal punishment requires parents to agree to a five-day suspension policy in place of the paddling.
This form of punishment in schools has been illegal in the state of Pennsylvania since 2005, and in New York state since 1985.
Meanwhile, across the U.S. there are 19 states where corporal punishment is legal.