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

Patricia Mcclung
Patricia Mcclung

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

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.

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

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

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!

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