punishment should be left to the parents,it should not be a teachers place to decide when a student should be physically punished.and not ALL of today's generation are the way you speak of them i am very young myself and i have plenty of respect and other values that were taught to me by my family.I personally have enough problems in school without the factor of teachers being able to physically punish a student,from what i have seen such a law would only be taken advantage of.it's not that i do not agree children should receive punishment as a result of bad actions,i just don't believe it should be left to a school teacher to decide.
If you commit a crime, should the courts send you to your mommy and daddy for punishment?
If you are very young,(less than 35) You have never seen paddling in schools. So you really cannot speak intelligently about the effects of paddling in schools. It was blown WAY out of proportion by the left winger feel good people. They painted a picture of children lined up in the hall ways being spanked for no reason. Hardly the case.
Paddling WORKS on several levels.
1) If you get in trouble and get spanked, you likely won't want to repeat that because,(from personal experience) it is not pleasant.
2) When you hear another child get spanked, you will be "inspired" to avoid it yourself.
3) The rumors about the horrors of being paddled sure are effective.(only adults who were in school when paddling was acceptable will understand this)
It's like public execution, if you watch someone hang for murder, you will be less likely to murder yourself. Because there are REAL consequences for your actions.
The issue with letting parents correct, is they DON'T. Parents depend on the government to raise and instill values in their children, yet not to punish wrong actions.
It's a simple concept. If you are well disciplined at home, likely you would never get the paddle at school. If your parents do THEIR jobs and raise respectful kids, then it's a non-issue. However, when parents fail, and many do, the school needs an effective method. Parents are too hands off or would rather medicate to get desired behavior.
Children seem to think that spanking is against the law and abuse, it absolutely is NOT and is allowed and supported by law in Kentucky. Spanking mind you, not beating. There is a difference.
Look around at people your age that you know. Are/Were they afraid to get in trouble at school? Are/were they respectful to teachers and have respect for school authorities?
If there is no fear of consequences, there many times is not respect for authority. We teach kids at a young age they are not responsible for their actions.(due to no consequences) Hence, they grow up always blaming someone or something else for their reasons of failure.
"Im fat because of this..." No, you are fat because you are lazy and eat too much junk food.
"I don't do well in school because..." No, you don't do well in school because you don't try or are too busy doing something else.
"I am not popular because of..." No, you are not popular because maybe you are an a$$hole.
If you fail at something, look in the mirror. More often than not you find the reason there. Be responsible for yourself.
Ask my kids if I spank. My son has been spanked twice. He is 15. The last time I spanked him he was 5. One for throwing a temper tantrum and blowing snot when his mother was trying to get him to go in and change. He wanted to stay out and play. The first was for hitting his sister with a golf club. He tells his sisters (younger) to this day, don't push dad, you DON'T want to be spanked. I use hand to bare butt. Very effective. Making an example out of my son (oldest) kept the younger ones in line. The FEAR of consequences did the rest of the work for me.
They are not afraid of me, but certain are afraid of consequences. The way it SHOULD be.