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Originally posted by okiecowboy
I think it's a good Idea, and I also think it should be done by a third party, not the teacher..
My senior year....it was the wood shop teacher...he had arms like a weight lifter, and man did it sting, I still remember rubbing my butt for a couple hours after
What then is an alternative?
Marion Co. (Florida) schools lift ban on paddling students
Originally posted by PutAQuarterIn
Originally posted by Robonakka
Paddling has it's place in school. But there needs to be solid barriers to prevent the abuse I endured in school. A school year lasts 180 days. In the 6th grade I got paddled 100 times. One nearly every day. I got them when school started because the principal would say "You're going to do something to deserve it so let's go ahead and get it out of the way." Then they put me in a closet in the office and left me there until school ended. I spent at least half of the 6th grade either being paddled or in that closet.
What happened to me must NEVER happen to anyone else, EVER. But as long as no kids are being beaten for un then I am ok with it.
And that is exactly why I say I'd want them to call me instead. It has it's place, but I just don't trust anyone outside of who cares for my kids the most to make that final call. It can and has been abused. My husband had that same issue with his school. I'd say any school who has that power should at the very least be obligated to notify a parent before it happens. I personally would go a step further and be the one to show up to do it (if I felt it was deserved). I would want my kid to know that the teachers have the power to influence me into it so they show respect and know the possible consequences, but if someone else has that option I fear it could become their go-to punishment (like some schools tend to make it)
And OP, I am disgusted that you would allow a stranger to physically punish your child, you need some serious help. If anyone paddled my child I would take a baseball bat to them in response, maybe worse.