Rita DeCastro
Rita DeCastro

Parents should punish their kids as they see fit not the school system. Just my opinion...

Greg Larson
Greg Larson
  • Rita DeCastro

How about trying no violence in the home and definitely not in the school. I agree, too, parents should DISCIPLINE, but not punish. Educate, lead by example, without any violence. It works when consistent, and with love. Children learn by that example.

Andrew Willis
Andrew Willis
  • Rita DeCastro

Children have to learn violence from somebody! (or not)

Rita DeCastro
Rita DeCastro
  • Rita DeCastro

I meant grounding like I got as a child. No playing with friends, etc.

Rita DeCastro
Rita DeCastro
  • Rita DeCastro

Yes, Greg, you're right. What you wrote is what I meant. For example: I was grounded as a child. No playing with friends, etc. for a certain amount of time. I knew what I did wrong so I didn't need much discipline.

Jimmy Dunne
Jimmy Dunne

It is never OK to hit, slap or spank a child. School paddling is legalized child abuse and must stop. www.nospankingzone.org

Julie Ann Worley
Julie Ann Worley

4/12/2013 Report: Corporal punishment declining in Miss. schools. Students were physically punished, typically with a wooden paddle, 39,000 times during the 2011-12 school year.That punishment was meted in 99 of the state’s 151 school districts, according to the districts’ counts self-reported to the state Department of Education and obtained by The Clarion-Ledger through an open records request. Attorney Joe Murray argues Clayton's constitutional rights were violated by use of cruel and...

4/12/2013 Report: Corporal punishment declining in Miss. schools. Students were physically punished, typically with a wooden paddle, 39,000 times during the 2011-12 school year.That punishment was meted in 99 of the state’s 151 school districts, according to the districts’ counts self-reported to the state Department of Education and obtained by The Clarion-Ledger through an open records request. Attorney Joe Murray argues Clayton's constitutional rights were violated by use of cruel and unusual punishment."These to me are not paddlings; they're literally beatings," Murray said.State law protects teachers and administrators from liability if they administer paddlings within the course of duty. http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/article/20130413/NEWS01/304130022/Report-Corporal-punis hment-declining-Miss-schools

Mel Highland Booth
Mel Highland Booth
  • Julie Ann Worley

Yikes. I made the assumption that although some school districts still paddled children it was rare as I never hear of it happening. Still incredibly wrong of course, but rare. 39,000 times is far from rare.

Claire Lancaster
Claire Lancaster
  • Julie Ann Worley

Not only is paddling not rare but it is not fair. Across the nation studies show disproportionate percentages of children being paddled according to gender, race, etc. For example in Marion County Florida-
1. During the current school year, black children comprise 20 percent of the total school population, however, 40 percent of the children who were struck in 2009-2010 were black.
2. Hispanic children made up 8 percent of the school population, and 15 percent...

Not only is paddling not rare but it is not fair. Across the nation studies show disproportionate percentages of children being paddled according to gender, race, etc. For example in Marion County Florida-
1. During the current school year, black children comprise 20 percent of the total school population, however, 40 percent of the children who were struck in 2009-2010 were black.
2. Hispanic children made up 8 percent of the school population, and 15 percent of the children who were hit.
3. Thirty-seven percent of the children hit in school were ESE students, those with special learning needs.

Patricia Mcclung
Patricia Mcclung

Spanking a child is wrong. I don't want a child hurt ever.

Jackie Saulmon Ramirez
Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

I love the graphic but it is misleading to think you can 'fix' damage from abuse. Read this article:

Andrew Willis
Andrew Willis
  • Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

Jackie, thanks for sharing. Doubtless spanking puts children at incredible risk of lifetime damage. I saw the graphic differently, not as fixing the impact of abuse but rather fixing the problem.

Julie Ann Worley
Julie Ann Worley

According to CNN Legal corrrespondent Georgia Attorney Esther Panitch [email protected] (as featured on HLN After Dark) "if a child is present when an adult hits another adult, it is chld cruelty", yet legal discipline in school when educators hit children with weapons/wooden boards to infllict pain?
2/7/2013 News Headline: Paddling in Schools Still Alive and Well in Georgia http://www.wctv.tv/news/headlines/Paddling-in-Schools-Still-Alive-and-Well-in-Georgia-1902 88201.html

Over 21,000 incidents of GA Schools hitting students as punihment last year! http://on.11alive.com/wyOCbv

Julie Ann Worley
Julie Ann Worley

4/24/2013 Alabama State Law Shields Fired School Contract Worker From Charges
Fired but not charged. Legal experts say distinguishing between school policy and state law is key to why prosecutors are not filing charges against a former school contract worker for Huntsville City Schools. Earlier this week prosecutors announced they would not charge the former worker at University Place Elementary who was accused of beating an eight year-old boy with a studded belt. Police later confirmed that...

4/24/2013 Alabama State Law Shields Fired School Contract Worker From Charges
Fired but not charged. Legal experts say distinguishing between school policy and state law is key to why prosecutors are not filing charges against a former school contract worker for Huntsville City Schools. Earlier this week prosecutors announced they would not charge the former worker at University Place Elementary who was accused of beating an eight year-old boy with a studded belt. Police later confirmed that other students at University Place had been whipped by the same worker as well. The child's mother said the former contract worker used a studded belt that left severe cuts and bruises on her son’s buttocks. She said the worker took her son to an empty room and turned off the light before proceeding to whip him.
County Assistant District Attorney Jason Scully-Clemmons declined to talk on camera, but did issue a statement.
“If the same level of discipline that a parent could use and not be charged was used by this former school worker, then we’re not going to charge him.”
http://whnt.com/2013/04/24/state-law-shields-fired-school-contract-worker-from-charges/

Teachers Can Spank Kids Black and Blue http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=129974&page=1

Claire Lancaster
Claire Lancaster

Stop using our tax dollars ineffectively to pay for Corporal Punishment! Stop hitting children with and without parent's consent! Stop removing and dismissing more effective discipline tools to save mismanaged money! Start using our tax dollars to invest in and benefit our children! Start protecting our children's and parent's rights! Start using proven productive tools to discipline our children at home and in our schools! Our children need our support now! Stop abuse and stop using these...

Stop using our tax dollars ineffectively to pay for Corporal Punishment! Stop hitting children with and without parent's consent! Stop removing and dismissing more effective discipline tools to save mismanaged money! Start using our tax dollars to invest in and benefit our children! Start protecting our children's and parent's rights! Start using proven productive tools to discipline our children at home and in our schools! Our children need our support now! Stop abuse and stop using these unnecessary violent types of punishment and start caring and start using the rewarding positive types of discipline! Stop abuse and start over!

Lee Miller
Lee Miller

I don't like the idea of third parties being allowed to touch kids, period. What mom and dad deem appropriate in the home is not my business.

Julie Ann Worley
Julie Ann Worley

Death at School: MN Rep. John Kline stalled earlier bill/New Bill Aims to Protect Disabled Kids/Fails to Abolish School Beatings of Disabled and other students K-12/The bill initially won passage in the House in 2010 with bipartisan support, but it stalled that year in the Senate. Last year, the bill died in the House of Representatives at the hands of a single member who objected to federal intervention. Minnesota Republican Rep. John Kline, who chairs the House's education committee, had...

Death at School: MN Rep. John Kline stalled earlier bill/New Bill Aims to Protect Disabled Kids/Fails to Abolish School Beatings of Disabled and other students K-12/The bill initially won passage in the House in 2010 with bipartisan support, but it stalled that year in the Senate. Last year, the bill died in the House of Representatives at the hands of a single member who objected to federal intervention. Minnesota Republican Rep. John Kline, who chairs the House's education committee, had frozen action in the House on the proposal to institute national standards for how teachers and school staff can safely restrain students.
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/05/death-at-school-new-bill-aims-to-protect-disabled-kids/#comment-11035024



New Federal Bill Aims to Protect Disabled Kids from abusive school practices/FAILS TO ABOLISH CORPORAL PAIN PUNISHMENT OF SCHOOLCHILDREN K-12, INCLUDING DISABLED STUDENTS
http://democrats.edworkforce.house.gov/blog/abc-news-new-bill-aims-protect-disabled-kids

School Corporal Pain Punishment of children, often without parental consent or against parental prohibition, is Legal and Protected 19 States Today! Is hitting children with wooden boards a good idea? Acceptable Trauma and Injuries to children from "School Discipline" No Safety Standards, No Legal Remedy, U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear school corporal punishment appeals? Over 223,000 children hit by educators each year with approx. 20,000 seeking emergency medical treatment.

08/11/200Stop Beating Students with Disabilities in Schools http://www.aclu.org/blog/human-rights-racial-justice/stop-beating-students-disabilities-sc hools
Causes dot com Petition Say No More to Corporal Punishment http://www.causes.com/actions/1749497-say-no-more-to-corporal-punishment
May 2013 No Re-Introduction of proposed Federal Bill H.R. 3027 “The Ending Corporal Punishment in Schools Act” Cost $0 due to lack of Federal Lawmaker Sponsors, leaving the decision to use corporal punishment, an unacceptable violation of children’s rights, up to individual states who leave the decision to local school boards to ban or reinstate at will, yet Federal Law prohibits corporal punishment in all U.S. prisons! Corporal punishment of children in schools in discriminatorily applied to boys, disabled, low-income and minority students. Federal and state lawmakers continue to Fail to protect children from legal and protected child abuse by school teachers, coaches and administrators, mandatory child abuse reporters by law http://donthitstudents.com/

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