(Closed) Corporal punishment at schools

posted 7 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: Your thoughts on corporal punishment in schools?
    It should be banned in all states : (48 votes)
    80 %
    It should be legal in all states : (11 votes)
    18 %
    Obligatory "other" (some states?) : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    That is insane…the mom who said that if she did that, she would be arrested is totally right–that’s child abuse. No form of physical punishment has a place in schools (or in the home, for that matter, but that’s a different topic). It’s also crazy to me that some students are actually rallying in SUPPORT of the corporeal punishment! Undecided

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper

    NO ONE is to lay a hand on my child except me.

    I freaked when I heard a teacher at school grabbed a kid by his t-shirt.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I don’t have kids so I’m not ready to judge people who choose to use spanking or whatever on their OWN children… but in schools? So not okay. 

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    The pre-school I went to used to slap us on the back of the hand if we colored outside the lines. As a pre-schooler, I obviously had the fine motor skills to create works of art with a crayon (please note sarcasm). 

    I wasn’t a fan, and neither was my mom. We stayed for a year and then went to a different Christian school that didn’t use corporal punishment, then we went to a public school during my first grade year. I feel like it was definitely the right decision.

    I don’t think teachers should be allowed to use corporal punishment. Something like that is best left for parents to make decisions on.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee

    First, let me say that corporal punishment should NOT be allowed in elementary or middle school, at all. But I think high school would be acceptable, as long as there are certain guidlines in place. For instance, in my high school, we were allowed to choose (in some cases) whether we wanted a paddling, detention, or In School Suspension. Any offenses that were automatic out of school suspension or expulsion did not have the alternative of paddling. (Hope that all makes sense) There was always a write-up, and note sent home to parents, regardless of the punishment. In lots of cases, students would choose the paddling over the detention or ISS, because it was over and done with quickly. Again, the students were given a choice, and paddling was never a mandatory punishment.

     ETA: At the beginning of every school year, a waiver was sent home to parents for them to sign, stating that they gave permission for administrators (teachers were not allowed to administer paddlings) to give paddlings, IF their child chose a paddling over other punishments. So parents HAD to give permisson first, before ANY paddling took place, ever.

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper

    The blows were so severe they caused deep bruises and the boy wound up in the hospital

    Post # 9
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    This is so whack.

    Post # 10
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I don’t believe in corporal punishment ever, by anyone, schools included.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee

    @SoontobeMrsA: That definitely would NOT be okay in my book, no matter what kind of permission was given by me or my child. I know it sounds contradictory to my stance stated above, but there’s a line that should not be crossed, and that’s one of them.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    While I don’t feel that corporal punishment is appropriate in schools, I do think that too many parents have gotten soft about spanking. 

    I’m not saying people should beat their kids, but a good swat on the butt can be affective for major offenses. 

    My grandmother spanked me, where my parents didn’t- you can bet that I behaved much better for my grandmother 😀 

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper

    Oh and I was JK about putting my hands on my daughter, for the record.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee

    I also grew up in the northeast and didn’t think that this was done anymore.  Now I live in the south, and my last boyfriend and my current SO both grew up in the south and were paddled at school.  Their parents had to sign a permission slip, and they got to choose between a paddling and detention.  I think this is absolutely insane and if we stay in the south to raise our future children, then I will definitely not be allowing this.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @PitBulLover: I see what you did there.

    Post # 16
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @Beluga: lol what do you mean?

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