But when I first learned it, about five years ago, I didn’t believe it, so I looked it up.
Now some districts are doing away with it.
From the article: Opponents of the measure, like State Senator Vernon D. Asbill, worried that a ban would tie teachers’ hands and make it harder for them to control students. “With parental supervision and parental approval, I believe it’s appropriate,” said Mr. Asbill, a Republican and a longtime teacher and school administrator from Carlsbad. “The threat of it keeps many of our kids in line so they can learn."
Wow. Wow. Wow.