Should Corporal Punishment be Brought Back?

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A Kent County Commissioner wants corporal punishment brought back to our public schools.

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#162
May 1, 2008
 
It worked for over 2000 years. We have not evolved to the point where a sting is useless. Our simple minds understand the consequence of having a bee sting. A paddling feels the same. However, we avoid the bee for obvious reasons. The notion of consequence is individual and ruling out corpral punishment as a consiquence limits our options.

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Muskegon, MI

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#163
May 5, 2008
 
Doug in Sand Lake wrote:
Let me say this, there is a huge difference between a swat or two, and a beating. My ex step-father beat me once. I was in the 2nd grade, had bruises from the top of my azz to the back of my knees. I know what a beating is.
While raising 3 boys, I never once "beat" them, but they all knew what the paddle was for. One, two, maybe three swats if they were especially bad. They have all grown up to be productive citizens of society. They have decent jobs, families, pay taxes...everything that I have hoped for them over the years.
Having moved to Michigan from Texas last year, I am so surprised about the difference in this topic between these two states. The legislature in Texas had to pass a law, basically saying corporal punishment was ok, not beatings, but swats and such.
I think if the kids knew that their parents "could" give them a swat or two, that might be a start to putting parents back in control of their kids...just my opinion.
the law states we can spank our children, they tell us we may not use a object of any kind...
no belt, no paddle.
The law may have changed, but I know that was what it was a few years back when I looked into it..
well, when I was told I may NOT spank my child!
HA HA ..they can kiss my BUTT!
My children will not be a product of the system.
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Mississauga, Canada

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#164
May 13, 2008
 
Based on my research on the subject, corporal punishment should be brought back. Check this site for the religious view on the argument.
http://www.religioustolerance.org/spankin3.ht...
Dee

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#165
May 13, 2008
 
Walter...I don't think anyone is talking about "whipping" kids..egads! BUT..when I was in school there was the dreaded paddle, it was used sparingly, but it definitely made an impression. Not only the spanking, but the humiliation took those smart-mouthed troublemakers down several pegs. The only thing that concerns me is the poor teachers NOW have to contend with threats and violence towards them...can't imagine what would happen to them if they used corporal punishment. Guess the idea mentioned above to immediately call the parents to come get their child, then suspend the child, even for several days, then perhaps mom and dad will lower the boom and little Johnny or Susie will come back with a whole new attitude. One would only HOPE. Just hate to think that the teacher would be put in more jeopardy by doing the paddle or swat.
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#166
May 8, 2012
 
corporal punishment should be brought back in schools learners are misbehaving in schools they do bunkas during skul day they smoke at skul thy date disrespect teachers .
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what do people have against corporals anyway?

seriously; no.

beating a human being is a criminal offense.

courtesy, decency, and other such civil behaviors that generations ago were part of a normal upbringing are ancient history.

diversion, avoidance and denial are the tools of today's parents.

schools don't have the luxury or right to choose who gets admitted and who doesn't.

it used to be that there might be a few rotten apples in a classroom, now the classroom has become the community dumpster.
vox veritatis

Grand Rapids, MI

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bobolinq wrote:
courtesy, decency, and other such civil behaviors that generations ago were part of a normal upbringing are ancient history.
I have to point out that during the time those things were part of a normal upbringing, so was corporal punishment (not just in the home but also in the school). Just sayin'.
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bobolinq wrote:
beating a human being is a criminal offense.
You do understand that there is a difference between a spanking and a beating? Then again...it would appear not.
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vox veritatis wrote:
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You do understand that there is a difference between a spanking and a beating? Then again...it would appear not.
and what would that difference be? the force of physical contact, the restraint used to hold the recipient, the frequency, the object used, the severity of injury to the mind and body? your right i don't see the difference. in the end, someone hits someone else to exact control and obedience.

there's a horse training axiom that goes something like this ... hit a horse twice, its for their own good, hitting them after that it's for your own pleasure.

in case you misunderstand, horses have a brain the size of a walnut, weigh over 1,000 pounds and operate on instinct and tactile senses.

people are not horses, nor dogs, nor any other form of domestic critter.

but you bring up a most important point, back in the day, it all began in the home and a village was allowed to raise its own.
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#171
May 9, 2012
 
bobolinq wrote:
people are not horses, nor dogs, nor any other form of domestic critter.
Correct...people are supposedly more intelligent (and I'd say in some cases that's up for debate these days) and capable of understanding exactly why they are receiving the form of discipline that they are receiving...or are you saying that a school age child is less capable of understanding why they are being spanked than a horse or a dog?
If what we're currently doing (oh...please don't spank that poor little darling even though they're behaving like little hoodlums....) isn't working, maybe we should consider a return to what worked before, hmmm?
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freethinker wrote:
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Correct...people are supposedly more intelligent (and I'd say in some cases that's up for debate these days) and capable of understanding exactly why they are receiving the form of discipline that they are receiving...or are you saying that a school age child is less capable of understanding why they are being spanked than a horse or a dog?
If what we're currently doing (oh...please don't spank that poor little darling even though they're behaving like little hoodlums....) isn't working, maybe we should consider a return to what worked before, hmmm?
you all are evading the home issue. behavior starts in the home. schools should have better things to do with their time than to exact discipline that will have no lasting effect. maybe the school board should call up the parents and spank them in front of the assembly.

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