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?