In the Country files section are many links to the more serious documents concentrating on legislative/procedural aspects or the results of court cases, etc.Links to on-line school handbooks mentioning corporal punishment are to be found on the pages.I knew that corporal punishment would now be an option that I would use in the future.In the overall disciplinary scheme, it fit neatly between detention and suspension.The Benefits of Corporal Punishment Abstract of an article (March 2016) the full text of which is available with certain public library cards.School Violence, Punishment, and Justice Power in Schooling Practice: The Educational Dilemmas Pain Versus Anguish: Is There No Need For Corporal Punishment? Rozycki, an educational philosopher, challenging many of the currently fashionable conventional wisdoms.
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I knew by his reaction that the paddle stung, and thus the desired effect had been achieved.
I then reached out and shook the boys hand, told him there were no hard feelings, and sent him back to class.
I got Martha's old sorority paddle from my desk, where it had been stored since August, just in case I ever needed it.
The boy bent over and grabbed his lower legs while I gave him three swats as dad witnessed.