Corporpal Punishment In School

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Miller 1 Mendy Miller Natalie Couch English 101-01 17 November 2010 Corporal Punishment in Schools Can you imagine allowing your child’s school to paddle him/her as a punishment? Although to some parents this may sound harsh, it is a solution that will fix some of the major behavioral problems in our school systems. The Journal of Adolescent Health defines corporal punishment as the “intentional application of physical pain as a method of changing behavior. This includes a wide variety of methods such as hitting, slapping, spanking, punching, kicking, pinching, shaking, shoving, choking, use of various objects (wooden paddles, belts, sticks, pins, or others), painful body postures (as placing in closed spaces), use of electric shock, use of excessive exercise drills, or prevention of urine or stool elimination”. Based on the definition of corporal punishment if you ask any parents if they wanted corporal punishment they would say no. Paddling not beating should be reinstated in the school systems. Paddling is to reprimand for negative behavior for the purpose of discipline. An article from Newsweek shows how Corporal Punishment used in a struggling school can turn the school around. The behaviors had gotten so bad that students at John C Calhoun Elementary in Calhoun Hills, S.C. were so out of control that it resulted in one teacher leaving and relocating. One man by the name of David Nixon the principal of John C Calhoun Elementary used a wooden paddle to restore the order and discipline in the school. Before using the wooden paddle Nixon would sit the student down and speak with the child and evaluate the type of punishment before using the punishment. If a student felt any remorse, started

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