Teachers given the cane go-ahead

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Paddle principal . . . Queensland's Bundaberg Christian School head Mark Bensley says punishment is "loving". Cane used in some schools Parents granting permission "A drawcard" in some schools THE cane is still being wielded at some Queensland schools where parents sign legal waivers to give teachers the power to hit their children.
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Old School

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Mar 28, 2009
 

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I'm glad to see the school system is finally waking up to itself.
Bring it on!
Vivek Golikeri

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Jan 26, 2010
 
Amen. Of course, there will be occasional case of power abuse by the odd teacher, and that must be firmly dealt with. But kids who commit vandalism, bullying, harrasment or obscenity at school really need a good hiding.
Snoozer 10

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Jan 26, 2010
 
Don’t agree. Issues of discipline need to be dealt with at home by the parents.

I would prefer for the kids to stay at home for a week or two and let the parents deal with them.

Would you want to be teacher with the responsible of having to discipline other people’s children with corporate punishment? I wouldn’t!
TBA

Gymea, Australia

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Jan 26, 2010
 
Snoozer 10 wrote:
Don’t agree. Issues of discipline need to be dealt with at home by the parents.
I would prefer for the kids to stay at home for a week or two and let the parents deal with them.
Would you want to be teacher with the responsible of having to discipline other people’s children with corporate punishment? I wouldn’t!
the problem is the parents don't deal with it or can't deal with it. Not sure if you are a parent, but I can tell you from experience that it is very difficult to discipline teens as they are very defiant. Luckily my kids aren't into any sort of trouble, but I can see how parents lose control over them.

Back in the days of the cane, brutal as it was, kids were deterred from committing violent acts. Now we have teachers unable to even physically intervene during a brawl sso that the weaker kids are even more vulnerable to bullying.
I say bring back the cane for violent kids, boys who sexually harass girls and teachers and serial bullies.
Snoozer 10

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Jan 26, 2010
 
TBA wrote:
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the problem is the parents don't deal with it or can't deal with it. Not sure if you are a parent, but I can tell you from experience that it is very difficult to discipline teens as they are very defiant. Luckily my kids aren't into any sort of trouble, but I can see how parents lose control over them.
Back in the days of the cane, brutal as it was, kids were deterred from committing violent acts. Now we have teachers unable to even physically intervene during a brawl sso that the weaker kids are even more vulnerable to bullying.
I say bring back the cane for violent kids, boys who sexually harass girls and teachers and serial bullies.
I have three children, the eldest my son was born when I young (20) so he finished school last year and is going to Monash this year studying Outdoor Education.

My partner is a teacher so I often hear about the stresses of the profession.

I would not want anyone hitting my girls and if they did I would be most vocal in my protest. It is my job to discipline my Children.

Schools can be serious about punishment without corporal punishment.
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Jan 26, 2010
 
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I have three children, the eldest my son was born when I young (20) so he finished school last year and is going to Monash this year studying Outdoor Education.
My partner is a teacher so I often hear about the stresses of the profession.
I would not want anyone hitting my girls and if they did I would be most vocal in my protest. It is my job to discipline my Children.
Schools can be serious about punishment without corporal punishment.
I don't think anyone wants to bring back corporal punishment for girls.
I'm also happy to discipline my kids, but many parents aren't and won't.
Snoozer 10

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Jan 27, 2010
 
That is the fine line isn’t it. If you allow kids to get the cane and only on the hands for example, who will judge if it is only boys.

No doubt that had a boy’s only policy for the cane would have good feminists picketing outside the school standing up for the girl’s right to get the cane.

When I was in primary school I got the cane from the old witch who ran the school for jumping off the stairs leading up to the class room. It was all of like three or four stairs. I’m sure I never told my parents because at that age your perceptions of what is right and wring are framed by adults who tell you what it is.

I notice that in the story that to get the cane the parent has to request it and sign a legal waiver. Really, that seems like a lot of work to avoid parental responsibility.

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Since: Oct 09

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Jan 28, 2010
 
Old School wrote:
I'm glad to see the school system is finally waking up to itself.
Bring it on!
Cane is good for sinners.
Charlee

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Nov 30, 2012
 
I go to that school. It's called bundaberg Christian college and the principle is mr benslt and there is 2 more called mr Yates and mr Edwards.
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Nov 30, 2012
 
Vivek Golikeri wrote:
Amen. Of course, there will be occasional case of power abuse by the odd teacher, and that must be firmly dealt with. But kids who commit vandalism, bullying, harrasment or obscenity at school really need a good hiding.
Unfortunately, Western society will not legally support such necessary actions in the 21st Century. The same can also be said in the home environment. We would rather have ill-disciplined kids, classroom chaos, and hope for the best come their adulthood.

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Nov 13, 2013
 
Charlee wrote:
I go to that school. It's called bundaberg Christian college and the principle is mr benslt and there is 2 more called mr Yates and mr Edwards.
I remember when I did this!! 2 years ago
Anti Caner

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Nov 14, 2013
 
I dont care, I grew up where teachers weilded the cane like it was going out of fashion. Some of them were quite brutal. If they had a fight with their missus or had an argument in the staff room they would come out caning everyone within an inch of their lives. Caning is an act of violence perpetrated by one human being on another...its instituionalised violence and assault and nothing more. Expelling the arseholes once and for all is better than a sexually repressed dropkick weilding a cane around because they are having a bad day. Any teacher touchers my kid with a cane is going to end up with a broken jaw...of that you can be sure.
Anti Caner

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Nov 14, 2013
 
Vivek Golikeri wrote:
Amen. Of course, there will be occasional case of power abuse by the odd teacher, and that must be firmly dealt with. But kids who commit vandalism, bullying, harrasment or obscenity at school really need a good hiding.
It never is though, its covered up swept under the carpet and the teacher is made to look like the victim. I can only speak of my own experience when I was at Gorokan High School in the early 80s the Maths Master was a deadset violent prick of a man. I have never forgotten the almost daily canings I and many others recieved for supposed infractions that would seem quite petty now. I am against caning and always will be. There are far better ways to deal with unruliness than allowing a quasi psychopath get a taste for inflicting pain on a child.

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