That’s how it goes right? Apparently, some school districts in Central Georgia couldn’t agree more. These school districts have brough Corporal Punishment back to the classroom. That’s right, you heard me. Corporal Punishment. With express permission from parents, Facullty members will paddle disruptive children. This rule extends from Elementary School students, all the way up to High School students.
Here’s my issue with this whole thing. Granted, you have unruly kids in the classroom. But, I personally do not feel as if spanking children will make their behavior any better. Chances are, by the time the kid is in middle school, paddling will have little to no positive effect on said child. Corporal Punishment has no place in the classrooms because it provides an added disruption to the classroom. I also think that it is personally up to the parent how they want to raise and or discipline their child. Public Schools should not have a say so in what type of discipline to give a child.
I feel the need to explain that last statement I made. I’m all for giving out detention, removing students from the classroom and even suspending them because of their behavior. But I draw the line at Corporal Punishment. I feel that a paddling won’t stop a kid from acting out, so why even reinstate the rule?
Of course this would happen in Central Georgia. Let a teacher try that on an inner city kid and there’d be a riot lasting for days.
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