Martinez signs anti-paddling bill

Martinez signs anti-paddling bill

There are 14 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Apr 7, 2011, titled Martinez signs anti-paddling bill. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

Public school principals in New Mexico can burn their paddles. They no longer can hit students as a form of punishment.

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duh

Whiteriver, AZ

#1 Apr 7, 2011
I was a kid one time, kids well run with any excuses to cover up its mistakes, and we feed it to them, Young adults they are experts with excuses why they are bad. psychologist help feed them more excuses. Questions like, "have you been abuse?" "your parents had alcohol problems?" "were you abuse sexually?" they use anything for excuses for their bad behavior. I decided not use any of these excuses, I know some kids I grew up with are using any excuses for thier failures.
shock

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Apr 7, 2011
Anyone else shocked that this bill had to be signed. Its a major liability for schools to allow teachers to use corporal punishment but it is more shocking that NM hadn't signed this kind of law much earlier- say in the 70's when most all the other states outlawed it.
Politically Incorrect

Rockwall, TX

#3 Apr 7, 2011
Kids are in desperate need of an ass whippin. No doubt. They are disrespectful and have NO consequences. Parents do nothing. This bill now allows kids to do what ever they want with reckless abandon. Good luck teachers!
Politically Incorrect

Rockwall, TX

#4 Apr 7, 2011
It's this kind of free hippie thinking that is getting us in trouble. Nice post.
shock wrote:
Anyone else shocked that this bill had to be signed. Its a major liability for schools to allow teachers to use corporal punishment but it is more shocking that NM hadn't signed this kind of law much earlier- say in the 70's when most all the other states outlawed it.
Distant Local

Mancos, CO

#5 Apr 7, 2011
That is a surprising decision from the Govenor,

I would have expected her to ok punishment up to and including Tasers----

Since: Nov 08

Grand Junction, CO

#6 Apr 7, 2011
Our district has allowed it. However, parental permission must be granted first. I imagine the districts that allow it do the same.
hush now

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Apr 7, 2011
Distant Local wrote:
That is a surprising decision from the Govenor,
I would have expected her to ok punishment up to and including Tasers----
you're in Colorado. They don't use corporal punishment there, they just pepper spray 3rd graders.
Sunset

Rio Rancho, NM

#8 Apr 7, 2011
Politically Incorrect wrote:
Kids are in desperate need of an **** whippin. No doubt. They are disrespectful and have NO consequences. Parents do nothing. This bill now allows kids to do what ever they want with reckless abandon. Good luck teachers!
How is it possible that kids are disrespectful when all this time paddling has been allowed? I thought that was supposed to prevent such behavior.

Make up your mind.....or use a bit of common sense.
NZD man

Fruitland, NM

#9 Apr 7, 2011
Spanking kids is not 'hitting'. Hitting is different. I'm also surprised to see this from our Gov, but it is the parents duty to disipline their kids. Not the school. Parents are not doing their job these days and kids are home alone most of the time. Spanking was allowed when I was in school, when my parents found out, I got another paddeling from my dad.
iHope

Eagle, CO

#10 Apr 7, 2011
What a bounch of Crap. Spair the Rod, Spoil the Child.

You can thank the Unions, The ACLU, your weak Teachers and Parents....

The Kids have no 'respect' for anyone - someone needs to knock the crap out of them WHEN they deserive it!

You can teach a "dog" to mind you, why not a child.
Ollie

Maywood, CA

#11 Apr 7, 2011
Pepper spray works better.
Sunset

Rio Rancho, NM

#12 Apr 7, 2011
iHope wrote:
What a bounch of Crap. Spair the Rod, Spoil the Child.
You can thank the Unions, The ACLU, your weak Teachers and Parents....
The Kids have no 'respect' for anyone - someone needs to knock the crap out of them WHEN they deserive it!
You can teach a "dog" to mind you, why not a child.
You must be mistaken. All these years paddling has been allowed in schools, therefore, there are no disrespectful kids, right? Why are you saying kids have no respect when you obviously are wrong--NM schools have allowed paddling, so kids are respectful.
Just Thinking

Snowflake, AZ

#13 Apr 7, 2011
First of all, teachers are not allowed to paddle; principals are the only school staff member that could have paddled. Second of all, being a conservative but not republican, I am glad that the Gov. demonstrates that she can think rationally. This is only the tip of the iceberg; she needs to ensure that kids have quality teachers in the classroom and that schools are properly funded. Whoever miscounted the student numbers at the state level and ended up limiting funds to schools needs a paddling. In short, this is a good start on improving education in NM. Now save schools by funding them; otherwise, class sizes will be busting at the seams and discipline issues will rise. Think about it as a system of interventions and burn the paddle.
duh

Whiteriver, AZ

#14 Apr 7, 2011
even parents goes to jail for abuse, no control, if your neighbor lets thier kids run wild, your kid well join in, then take out the paddle, and go to jail.
NM Governor don't like criminals, Those kids were naughty right from the beginning when they were not discipline with paddles. No paddles, more criminals in the future.

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