Corporal Punishment Returning To School?

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    A school board member in FL wants to bring back the practice of paddling kids who misbehave. When I first read the headline I thought no way in hell. The ACLU and God knows who else would gin up the lawsuits pronto.

    But then in the article I read where parents would have the right to opt out of the disciplinary tool if they wanted to. So if that would be the case, what's wrong with paddling kids whose parents are okay with it?

    At my high school - A Jesuit Preparatory School for Men, as it read out front - all parents knew when they enrolled their sons that corporal punishment via paddling was practiced when necessary, and no opting out. If you didn't like it, send your kid elsewhere.

    And I knew no one, including myself, who ever put himself in the position of being paddled a second time. And thus there were very few discipline problems because, well, kids aren't stupid. Paddling is no fun.

    Mine was a private school and this is about a public school, but, again, if the parents are okay with paddling should the school adopt the procedure?
     
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    I think grown men paddling high school girls is a great idea.
     
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    Anyone supporting this should be sterilized. The school board member is a perverted psycho.
     
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    Hell yes. I got whacked when I was in elementary school, and guess what? I deserved it. When I got home, my Dad whacked me a few more times for good measure. I don't believe in beating kids, but a few cracks with the paddle for certain offenses is way okay by me. That doesn't mean they should be paddling kids for minor infractions though, only major infractions, and the kids should have an idea of the consequences ahead of time, of what constitutes an offense that is punishable by paddling.
     
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    Somehow that does not surprise me.
     
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    I think you should be sterilized; how's that? And I'm not a draconian conservative by any means.
     
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    It is wrong for another person, bar the childs parents, to smack a child. If a teacher caned my child, I'd cane the.
     
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    I'll bet you walked 4 miles to and from school, uphill both ways.
     
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    Your reply jogged my memory of this practice at my high school. If you got paddled they called your home to inform the parents. Not sure why that was the case other to just inform, but perhaps there was some thought that parents might further follow up with more discipline. In my case my Dad didn't whack me again but I'm sure he did something to help make the point, probably took car priviledges away or grounded me or extra chores around the house. I don't recall now but I know he had to have done something. That's just the way he was. And I'm thankful for that.
     
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    I'm ok with it, kids with no discipline are animals.
     

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