Rita De Castro
Rita De Castro

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

Greg Larson
Greg Larson
  • Rita De Castro

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 De Castro

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

Rita De Castro
Rita De Castro
  • Rita De Castro

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

Rita De Castro
Rita De Castro
  • Rita De Castro

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.

Julie Ann Worley
Julie Ann Worley

5/9/2013 New Federal Bill Aims to Protect Disabled Kids from abusive school practices

ABC News: New Bill Aims to Protect Kids with Disabilities

http://democrats.edworkforce.house.gov/blog/abc-news-new-bill-aims-protect-disabled-kids

Julie Ann Worley
Julie Ann Worley

5/9/2013 Corporal punishment used on child without parent's consent, more than a dozen children spanked by teacher
Legal and Protected 19 States! 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? Trusted U.S. Children's Health and Education Organizations Opposed to School Corporal Punishment of Children http://ww...

5/9/2013 Corporal punishment used on child without parent's consent, more than a dozen children spanked by teacher
Legal and Protected 19 States! 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? Trusted U.S. Children's Health and Education Organizations Opposed to School Corporal Punishment of Children http://www.ksla.com/story/22211457/corporal-punishment-used-without-parents-consent http://www.stophitting.com/index.php?page=usorgs

Julie Ann Worley
Julie Ann Worley

http://www.aclu.org/blog/human-rights-racial-justice/stop-beating-students-disabilities-sc hools
08/11/2009
Stop Beating Students with Disabilities in Schools

Julie Ann Worley
Julie Ann Worley

Please note that TX Rep. Alma Allen has been working to enact legislation to ban school paddling for 8 years!

Texas needs to abolish corporal punishment in schools as 31 states have already done. Democratic state Rep. Alma Allen of Houston sponsors HB 471, which will put away the paddles for good.

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Houston-lawmaker-s-bill-would-stop -paddling-in-4327053.php
Houston lawmaker's bill would stop 'paddling' in the classroom

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

Julie Ann Worley
Julie Ann Worley

High School Football coaching incident makes Rutgers Student Athlete Abuse look mild, 7 coaching staff witnessed assault on student, remained silent!
https://www.schooltoprison.org/news/article.244254-Students_paddling_case_was_dropped_by_D allas_ISD_police_district_attorney_s

Student's paddling case was dropped by Dallas ISD police, district attorney says
Friday, April 03, 2009
•By: JASON TRAHAN and TAWNELL D. HOBBS
•Organization: The Dallas Morning News
•Link: http://www.dallasnews.com
...

High School Football coaching incident makes Rutgers Student Athlete Abuse look mild, 7 coaching staff witnessed assault on student, remained silent!
https://www.schooltoprison.org/news/article.244254-Students_paddling_case_was_dropped_by_D allas_ISD_police_district_attorney_s

Student's paddling case was dropped by Dallas ISD police, district attorney says
Friday, April 03, 2009
•By: JASON TRAHAN and TAWNELL D. HOBBS
•Organization: The Dallas Morning News
•Link: http://www.dallasnews.com
A case involving a Lincoln High School student who was beaten with a canoe paddle by a coach could have been presented to a grand jury, but Dallas ISD police never followed up, according to county prosecutors. Dallas ISD police sought advice in fall 2008 from the Dallas County district attorney's office in handling a case. But the district's police department never asked the district attorney to prosecute the case - and ended up dropping it. "We did give some guidance to DISD police on some things that they could do to further their investigation, but we never heard back from them," said Terri Moore, top assistant to Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins. "We never received a prosecution report from them. We have not turned away any case." The Lincoln High School student was beaten so severely that the paddle split - but was taped up so the beating could continue. The student suffered severe bruising and welts to his lower back, buttocks and upper thighs and was referred to a doctor for care, according to a Dallas ISD investigative report obtained by The Dallas Morning News. Paddling is prohibited in Dallas public schools, but it is legal in Texas. The student received up to 21 strikes in the spring 2007 incident, which was witnessed by seven members of the football coaching staff.

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