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Old 08-12-2012, 09:52 AM   #62
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Re: Corporal punishment in school

Originally Posted by syfitz View Post
It was allowed and done when I was in school. Every instance I can remember it was not done for minor misbehavior and I never felt sorry for the kid who got paddled. Honestly, if my kid got paddled at school (if they went to school -we homeschool) I'd be furious with my child for behaving in a way that would require such discipline.
This is pretty much how I feel. Even though it is legal in my state, most schools don't do it. I know the district I worked in never did. They wouldn't even allow parents to come to school and do it themselves, and there were several parents who wanted to.

It's kind of weird though. When I was in junior high, kids mainly got paddled for fights. It was over and done with. Now, they call the police.
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