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Should Schools Bring Back Corporal Punishment?

A Missouri school district is reviving a long-dormant discipline method: a paddle…

Should Schools Bring Back Corporal Punishment?

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A Missouri school district is reviving a long-dormant discipline method: a paddle.

Southern Missouri’s Cassville School District implemented a new policy that enables corporal punishment. Administrators say it would only be used as a last resort if other disciplinary methods prove unsuccessful.

Superintendent Dr. Meryl Johnson said the new policy is the result of a survey of district parents last year.

“The complaints that we have heard from some of our parents is that they don’t want their students suspended. They want another option,” Johnson said. “And so, this was just another option that we could use before we get to that point of suspension.”

“Corporal punishment will be used only when other means of discipline have failed and then only in reasonable form, when the principal approves it,” Johnson said.

What do you think? Should schools bring back corporal punishment? Let us know with your vote!


Source: KOLR

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3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Elizabeth Westra

    June 4, 2023 at 11:07 pm

    Only if it ‘s used very little and with parents present and only if nothing else helps.

  2. Tarheel

    July 9, 2023 at 6:02 pm

    I think it should be used in front of all the other students to shame them. Shaming is a very effective deterrent from bad behavior.

  3. Lyudmila

    July 11, 2023 at 1:52 pm

    Elementary school teachers must teach their students literacy and all school sciences. But these teachers can only discuss the sexual orientation of children with the parents of these students.

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