Texas school district to use paddling as punishment


#1

What to folks think of this? I find it sad and frightening that this would be accepted, especially what we know about child development.


#2

I think it’s wrong.


#3

The negative effects of corporal punishment cited by critics are attached to prolonged and excessive use of the punishment.

Occasional use for serious behavioral issues can be appropriate because a time-out or suspension may not work to correct behavior in some children.


#4

I wouldn’t send my kids there.


#5

My 5th grade teacher, at a Catholic school in Texas, used a paddle. At the time, I thought it was pretty cool. My Mom didn’t. After she learned of it, the very next fall my siblings and I attended a different Catholic school.


#6

My kids would not be enrolled in that district.


#7

My mother-in-law managed to keep control of kids from some of the roughest districts of an industrial city in Eastern Russia for over 40 years as a teacher without ever using such methods as they are absolutely forbidden in Russia. Indeed when I told her they were still in use when I was a small kid she reacted with horror.


#8

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