Corporal punishment does for a childís education exactly what wife beating does for a marriage. It is the tool of choice among educators who have nothing better to offer. It requires no thinking, no training, no understanding of children, just superior size. If corporal punishment were a legitimate part of teaching methodology, then teachersí colleges would instruct undergraduates how to do it. They donít. If it worked as its users claim, then states and school districts with the highest paddling rates would achieve the highest educational standards. They donít.
Jordan Riak, Executive Director
See photo of paddling-realted injury to Arkansas schoolchild at http://nospank.net/ar_boy.htm
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