Should paddling be allowed in schools?

A Texas school district has answered that question with, for most of us, a surprising answer. YES.

According to Fox News, the Three Rivers Independent School board has approved a new policy that will let the school use paddling as a punishment for students that are misbehaving.

Corporal punishment is something that is allowed in Texas and according to Wikipedia is defined as something that is most often practiced on minors, especially in home and also school settings. Common methods often include spanking or paddling.

Parents in this school district will be able to choose whether or not their child will be allowed to be paddled by providing both written and verbal consent to the punishment. If mom or dad choose to be a part of the corporal punishment, kids will receive one paddling for his or her infraction when they misbehave at school.

The school district’s superintendent Mary Springs told Fox that, “If the parent is not comfortable with it, that’s the end of the discussion”.

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