Bill outlawing corporal punishment in...

Bill outlawing corporal punishment in NM public schools goes to governor

There are 76 comments on the Carlsbad Current-Argus story from Mar 18, 2011, titled Bill outlawing corporal punishment in NM public schools goes to governor. In it, Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that:

Gov. Susana Martinez now must decide whether public schools should be able to paddle students.

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liz ross

United States

#64 Mar 22, 2011
Keep corporal punishment. In schools where it has been banished the students are assaulting the teachers.
liz ross

United States

#65 Mar 22, 2011
on the stump wrote:
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I totally disagree!!! Bleeding hearts like you have destroyed **** generation of children, A god swat on the rear never hurt any one. The greatest generation in this country I am sure got a few in their life and it never hurt them.
THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAVE IS I think the parent should be made to come to school and give it to them or have them removed from school,it should also be done in front of the whole class.
A time out sure does not work, It is time that the parents be made to take a active role in their child's education if they want them to have one.
I agree. Now we have students that assault teachers if they don't give them a grade they haven't earned.
bill dement

Alto, NM

#66 Mar 22, 2011
What kind of country do we live in where the schools, there is a latin name for their power over children while at the school (patris something),cannot administer fierce discipline to the young felons? If waterboarding is good for our troops to elicit confessions in Iraq and Afghanistan, then "By God" waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogations" strategies should be used to keep discipline.

Being both an ex-cop and ex-teacher I would love to teach enhanced interrogation techniques to the school board and any school so willing. We can even double team the little devils with a "good cop, bad cop" approach. They would not know what hit them.

I'd like to say laugh out loud but this whole discussion is from a bygone era. Many parents today are weak minded and do not parent kids. They are simply friends. There is no discipline in the home and values are not instilled in children by their folks. In such a litigation filled society I think the last thing the local school needs is a lawsuit for assault and battery on some kid's fanny. Let's not even go there. The genie is out of the bottle in that regard.
jajomiro

Las Cruces, NM

#67 Mar 28, 2011
I had no idea corporal punishment was still practiced in public schools. I was under the impression that punishment was out of schools a long time ago. With every teacher I have talked to, none of them would even consider the use of a paddle on a child, even if it was allowed.
Dr Who

Aztec, NM

#68 Mar 28, 2011
This needs to be pocket vetoed

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#70 Apr 1, 2011
Robert Fathman wrote:
All Catholic schools in the U.S. have now prohibited any use of corporal punishment. The Archbishop of New Orleans just last month issued a compelling statement about how hitting children in school was an unfortunate past relic, and is now seen as contradictory to church teachings and not at all in keeping with Christ's attitude toward children.
Hmm. Archbishop. new orleans. Oh, yeah! Now it's ringing a bell. my lasting image of new orleans is of meyhem and blacks looting everything from fishing poles to switch plates while a CNN voiceover says the items that they're looting is actually food. And Archbishops? They're the P.R. guys who offer ear-candy on issues like this one so that we won't focus on their REAL deep dark secret. But damn, they got nice hats. I've just got to get me one of those!

Since: Sep 09

Los Angeles, CA

#71 May 9, 2011
Robert Faithman -

That may be true, but as a former altar boy from St. Michaels' in Charlestown Indiana, I can attest that I liked it better when the spanking was frequent and the rapes were rare.

But that's just me.
Lowglow

Warrensburg, MO

#72 May 10, 2011
Kids don't get the Paddle much these days, they get something worse, a Pill to pop to keep them calm.

When a kids acts bad today, we call it ADD and send him to the Doc's.

Since: Sep 09

Los Angeles, CA

#74 Jun 5, 2011
You are soooo right.

And there's a ton of money in them their pills.
RIGHT

AOL

#75 Jun 5, 2011
I say just put an electric chair in the prin. office!
lowglow

Warrensburg, MO

#76 Jun 6, 2011
I believe it sometimes a necissity to use corperate punishment on a Child, but i think the need for it is limited.

The maybe three time I spanked my Children 20 years ago were mostly when they did something extremely dangerous, but most of the time just the threat of a spanking was enough to keep them out of trouble.

The trouble is with today's Parents most of them spank out of anger, I always made sure my temper was in control before I ever spanked my kids.
ThomasA

Gadsden, AL

#77 Jun 7, 2011
mlhawk wrote:
OK..Real life scenero. My kid gets jumped in class by another student. The teacher even stated that he was not at fault. He simply defends himself and both kids end up in the principles office.
I'm called in and given two options. In school suspension, or out of school suspension.
These questions are posed to the principle.
1. Why is my kid being punished? He's the victim.
Answer: Regardless of whether you start it, if you throw a punch your punished.
2. How is out of school suspension different than a long weekend of vacation? Both my wife and I work and we cant be around to watch a 14 yr old all day.
Answer: A shrug.
3. What is the other kids punishment?
Answer: Out of school suspension.
4. Why cant we just give them corporal punishment and send them him back to class where they can learn something useful?
Answer: I wish we could, but our hands are tied.
My kid was placed in "in school suspension". Another injustice for him as far as I can see. But no real detererent to the "crime" for which he was being punished.
So basicly you have two boys that should be in class both basicly removed from the institution that my taxes are paying for, when three quick smacks on the butt could have delivered more of a lesson than spending three days in a study hall. Or even worse, at home playing nintendo for the duration of the suspension.
My kid will still defend himself if attacked and the other boy got a nice vacation and eventually dropped out of school all together. The alternatives to Corporal punishment dont seem to have any teeth to them as far as I can see.
I think the difference between a beating and teaching a kid that there can be real physical consequences for poor behavior are two very different things. This is why to a certain extent the kids are running the classrooms. There is no respect for the authority of the teachers and administrators. I'm pretty sure this is large part due to the lack of any real deterent to poor behavior.
As usual, it's ALWAYS the other kid's fault. Nothing lead up to situation, nothing was said or done,just an attack. Yea right. Since it's such an inconvenience to stay home and watch your child, wouldn't it have been better to have taught him how to act and behave if ever left at home?? Looks like a fourteen year old that can't be trusted is out of control and is a prime target fro a major situation. Better put him before your precious career and make sure he survives through high school.
True

Hobbs, NM

#78 Jun 8, 2011
Deputy276 wrote:
Spare the rod and spoil the child. It still holds true today.
. AMEN!!!!

“Get over yourself...”

Since: Jan 08

You're not that important

#80 Jun 8, 2011
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text> As usual, it's ALWAYS the other kid's fault. Nothing lead up to situation, nothing was said or done,just an attack. Yea right. Since it's such an inconvenience to stay home and watch your child, wouldn't it have been better to have taught him how to act and behave if ever left at home?? Looks like a fourteen year old that can't be trusted is out of control and is a prime target fro a major situation. Better put him before your precious career and make sure he survives through high school.
Regardless of whose child was at fault, the fact remains that the perpetrator and the victim receive the same penalty.
just

Santa Fe, NM

#81 Jun 8, 2011
Bellcrank wrote:
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Hmm. Archbishop. new orleans. Oh, yeah! Now it's ringing a bell. my lasting image of new orleans is of meyhem and blacks looting everything from fishing poles to switch plates while a CNN voiceover says the items that they're looting is actually food. And Archbishops? They're the P.R. guys who offer ear-candy on issues like this one so that we won't focus on their REAL deep dark secret. But damn, they got nice hats. I've just got to get me one of those!
a crank.
Chris

Hobbs, NM

#82 Feb 16, 2013
Please keep corporate punishment in the schools! It worked when I was in school and it will work now. I am a teacher and see the disrespect and rebellion. These children need spankings!!

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