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.

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.

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

According to CNN Legal corrrespondent Georgia Attorney Esther Panitch Esther@Panitchlawgroup.com (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...

According to CNN Legal corrrespondent Georgia Attorney Esther Panitch Esther@Panitchlawgroup.com (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

2 Texas High School girls Bullied at school and on Facebook because of Male Principal's Paddling discipline http://www.examiner.com/article/the-swat-heard-round-the-world-changes-spanking-rules-at-a -texas-high-school
Texas Spanking: A Sexual Assault?
http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/texas-spanking-a-sexual-assault/

Julie Ann Worley
Julie Ann Worley

Advocates call for end to paddling in 45 Kentucky school districts
By Valarie Honeycutt Spears � vhoneycutt@herald-leader.com
Posted: 5:53pm on May 20, 2011
http://www.kentucky.com/2011/05/20/1747418/advocates-call-for-end-to-paddling.html

Julie Ann Worley
Julie Ann Worley

Parents claim sons were paddled by football coaching staff

Posted: Mar 20, 2013 3:47 PM CDT
Updated: Mar 20, 2013 4:14 PM CDT
By Nick Kenney - bio | email


MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) - Two parents begged the Shelby County School Board Tuesday night to get involved in an investigation into claims that their boys were abused at school.

Julie Ann Worley
Julie Ann Worley

USATODAY Despite opposition, paddling students allowed in 19 states – http://USATODAY.com http://usat.ly/HUiOq4#.UDJColUSaao.twitter

http://ideas.time.com/2012/10/01/should-paddling-be-allowed-in-schools/

Society
TIME
Why Is Paddling Still Allowed In Schools?
Corporal punishment is taking place in 19 states across the country, despite a raft of evidence that it causes serious harm in children
By Adam Cohen | @adamscohen | October 1, 2012

A Violent Education

Corporal Punishment of Children...

USATODAY Despite opposition, paddling students allowed in 19 states – http://USATODAY.com http://usat.ly/HUiOq4#.UDJColUSaao.twitter

http://ideas.time.com/2012/10/01/should-paddling-be-allowed-in-schools/

Society
TIME
Why Is Paddling Still Allowed In Schools?
Corporal punishment is taking place in 19 states across the country, despite a raft of evidence that it causes serious harm in children
By Adam Cohen | @adamscohen | October 1, 2012

A Violent Education

Corporal Punishment of Children in US Public Schools

August 20, 2008

In this 125-page report, the ACLU and Human Rights Watch found that in Texas and Mississippi children ranging in age from 3 to 19 years old are routinely physically punished for minor infractions such as chewing gum, talking back to a teacher, or violating the dress code, as well as for more serious transgressions such as fighting. Corporal punishment, legal in 21 states, typically takes the form of “paddling,” during which an administrator or teacher hits a child repeatedly on the buttocks with a long wooden board. The report shows that, as a result of paddling, many children are left injured, degraded, and disengaged from school.
Read the Report
ISBN: 1-56432-369-2 http://www.hrw.org/reports/2008/08/19/violent-education-0


CNN: 200,000 kids spanked at school, used frequently in 13: Missouri, Kentucky, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Florida, according to data received from the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. What safety standards protect children from sadistic pedophiles from filming and sharing school paddlings? Female Sherff's Deputy Robin Pagoria accused of torturing, filming and sharing video of naked girls, admits to spanking fetish http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=194203

Julie Ann Worley
Julie Ann Worley

223,190 Kids Legally Beaten in US Schools annually with Impunity, 20,000 students seek emergency medical treatment http://huff.to/deeCVl

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