A national anti-spanking group wants an investigation of the Mobile County Public School System, which has paddled far more black children than white children in the past two years.

"The Mobile school board and administration are doing nothing to correct this matter," wrote Bob Fathman, president of the National Coalition to Abolish Corporal Punishment in Schools, in a letter faxed July 20 to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.


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