Originally posted by smilingsarah82
Pisky- so you think that it should go back to the older ways of teaching when teachers were allowed to use rulers to rap kids knuckles? hmmmm.....
never thought of that.
I would never advocate widespread beatings of kids, but the 'ruler across the knuckle' certainly worked for most kids. Yes, I got it a couple of
times for playing the arse and disrupting the lessons, but all of my classmates got the same treatment when they behaved in the same manner - and
there was certainly no discrimination.
As for the subject of bullying, I was lucky in that as far as I can remember, I never saw anything like that. KayEm, in a small town school in the US
was treated atrociously by the 'popular set' after deciding to choose her own friends and not wishing to be some fashion-obsessed barbie doll. This
bullying ceased somewhat when she got into the cheerleading squad, but of course those who lost out to her were obviously jealous.
There truly is no way to legislate against bullying. Telling someone that they have to be nice to another or else
just makes the bully more
angry at his/her target and can cause more problems than it solves.
The only way anything is going to get done on this subject is for people - both adults and children - to be educated
. As human beings everyone
is born equal. As time goes on, we discover that we do not have equal talents, but each and every one of us has something
to offer. So why the
bullying, the racism, the inhumanity, the hatred fostered by religion, and all the other 'isms' ? ... There's no point to them - what a complete
waste of time and talent.
, and the utter nastiness of causing pain to another being, is what should be taught. Not the 'Me me me' crap of the Reagan/Thatcher era.
The PC brigade are merely pitting people against people with their laws and instructions. The sooner they bugger off, the sooner I, for one, will be