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    Paddling of misbehaving students?!

    created by Savann96 495 days 12 hours 45 minutes ago

    Category: Education

    Paddling of misbehaving students?!

    I saw an article on Facebook about how there is a school in Texas that is bringing back corporal punishment to students who misbehave. In fact, they are sending all of the teachers at the school wooden paddles so they will be ready, so to speak, for the school year. There has been a lot of criticism against it, mostly saying that it is the duty and responsibility of the parent to correct a child's misbehavior. But what do you think? Do you think this is a good or bad idea? Do you think that perhaps this was put in place because some parents aren't correcting their children's misbehavior, or do you think that it is a way to threaten the students into submission, even if they might have a problem and could be acting out because of it? Do you think it would be possible for a teacher to abuse their "punishing power" and paddle students that they don't like or want to humiliate for whatever reason?

    I'd love to hear your thoughts on this, especially because this is something that is totally different when you think of teachers going back to school. Good luck in the election!

    Re: Paddling of misbehaving students?!

    This seems like a really slippery slope! Even though the idea of bringing corporal punishment back may have possible perceived benefits for those wanting to bring it back, there is definitely the possibility of abuse of power. I see so many news stories about teachers doing things they really shouldn't be doing. For example, having relations with their students. I can just imagine there being teachers who would abuse their power to hit a child based on unfair things such as just not liking the child.

    Overall, I think it is a bad idea. Why not just stick to detention? I think making a child clean or contribute to making the school look nicer is a good idea.