posted on Nov, 8 2006 @ 01:13 AM
Up until about grade six the teachers and principle could hit us, but the law was changed in the early 70's.
If a teacher sent you to the office you would get the strap across your open hand or you bent over and got hit on the butt, but you kept your pants
I had a few teachers that would hit you with a yard stick or pointer, and I'll tell you, after that wood hits you in the back of the head your
attention is glued to the teacher after that.......
I think having to put your hand palm down on your desk while the teacher hit the back of it with a pointer was the worst. It would hurt for days after
and leave marks on the back of your hand.
The other bad thing about getting hit at school was the fact that you'd get hit at home after they found out you were punished at school. :shk:
When the law did change my father told the school that they could keep hitting us if they needed to. He told them he'd never press charges.
Where I sit today though, I don't think it was a bad thing.
It kept the kids in line, and you never heard about a student shooting up a school.
You mentioned P.E. Coaches,
Was your P.E. coach a swat-aholic? I think my P.E. coach just liked looking at boys' butts.
The first year we had to shower was grade seven and we only had five minutes at the end of class. It was one of those big rooms with lots of shower
heads, and the coach always stood at the door and watched.
He'd make comments about us kids that would get him a trip to jail in todays world.
We always felt weird about that guy
[edit on 8/11/2006 by anxietydisorder]