Would You Support The Reintroduction of Corporal Punishment in Schools?

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Would You Support The Reintroduction of Corporal Punishment in Schools?

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  1. Swagger
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    Learning that there can be a negative outcome as a reult of one's actions is as crucial as love and nuture in a child's development. The departure from a physical measure to deter disruptive behaviour in the classroom seems to have manifested itself in the situation faced by teachers across the western world today. They find themselves unable to cope with unruly children who know that their teachers and supervisors' hands are tied when it comes to effectively sanctioning selfish, violent and ultimately disruptive behaviour.

    I shall give you a personal example of when and where such a measure would be acceptable.

    When I was in school my friends and I were caught firing marbles from a homemade catapult/slingshot at the groundskeeper's tractor. The groundskeeper yelled at us to stop, but my friends dared me to do it again once his back was turned. I did it again but this time hit and shattered the small windshield. I was taken by the groundskeeper to the headmaster who told me that as a result of my actions I would be caned. I knew instantly that I'd crossed a line and that I was going to be dealt with - I was going to be harmed by an adult that wasn't my parent. I began to cry profusely. I was forced to hold out my downturned hands, and I recieved six hard strokes of the cane. I was 10-years-old, and I still remember the pain to this day. I didn't dare risk damaging school property from that day after. True, I was caned a total of four times throughout my time in primary and secondary education, but they certainly sharpened my focus nonetheless (although two occasions were miscarriages of justice, I accept them as collateral damage incurred towards achieving a positive).

    So, in light of what I've listed and recounted, what are your views and/or opinions on the reintroduction of corporal punishment to the classroom?
     
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    It's not the place of the schools to beat students. Maybe it's no one's place, but it sure isn't the school's. Disruptive students need to be removed from the classroom or ultimately from the school. That's a negative outcome.
     
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    Why?
     
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    If they had cut off your fingers you'd probably never have had to suffer through the subsequent 3 beatings.
     
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    They already do it.

    Except now they just make a 9 year old carry a 50lb fucking back pack rather than using the lockers
     
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    My kids have had their share of wackjobs for teachers and principals. I don't think I'd trust them with that power.
     
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    Sorry, could you expand upon that? I'm not entirely sure what you're referring to.
     
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    Some of the little shits I went to school with needed a good waterboarding.
     
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    The backpacks my grandkids have to lug back and forth to school would make an Army Ranger blush.

    No idea why they can't use the lockers, that I see up and down their hallways, between classes. But the weight of these back packs for 9,10, or 11 yr olds is ridiculous.



    On topic, though, I have no problem with corporal punishment.
    Bust their ass when they do something bad enough to call for it. Don't make them wait 6 hours until I get home.
    I'll get their ass then too.
    :eusa_shhh:
     
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    Waterboard the little buggers.

    And comissioned officers should be punished as well.
     
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