Corporal punishment to be reintroduced in Texas elementary school in the form of disobedient paddling.
Three Rubers Independent School in South Texas has a board of trustees who believes that disobedient paddling will improve the students learning environment as unruly children will be less likely to act out. While coporal punishment hasn’t been proven effective it’s a more sever form of punishment that may get through to the children who seem to enjoy going to detention. But is it effective if not all children are included such is the possibility since parents are the final say in wether or not a teacher is allowed to paddle their child. This guarantee me that some children will be exempt thanks to their parents and that always leads to further and potentially worse conflict.
Although there is little evidence that corporal punishment helps students focus better or improve their test scores, the Three Rivers Independent School board of trustees in south Texas think it will help. They are now shipping paddles to their teachers to be used as corporal punishment when students misbehave. And the teachers really need the device to control their students.
The Texas Classroom Teachers Association (TCTA) defines corporal punishment as “deliberate infliction of physical pain by hitting, paddling, spanking, slapping or any other physical force used as a means of discipline.” The school district hopes that paddling will help improve classroom behavior so students can retain more information and improve the district’s falling test scores.
“If the parent is not comfortable with it, that’s the end of the discussion,” the school district’s superintendent Mary Springs told the Caller-Times.
Now when students disobey a teacher or break classroom rules, they’ll be paddled. Three Rivers Elementary School campus behavior coordinator, Andrew Amaro, is excited to bring back paddling. He pitched the idea to the school officials and told them that when he grew up paddling was used to great effect. He claims it is better than giving students detention or suspension.
what do you think? Corporal punishment? Yay or nay?