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  • Timetogo Feb 12, 3:06 p.m.

    That's right, it's NOT the responsibility of the teacher/principal to spank. It's the PARENTS and they AREN'T DOING IT!

  • SingleLensReflex.SLR Feb 11, 1:09 p.m.

    I've seen pictures of the bruises left on little children's buttocks by the paddles they use. If "they seldom come back" then why are there 267 paddling incidents each year ? use your common sense. I think this should be a federal issue. Obviously state government isn't able to handle the problem.

  • salliray Feb 11, 12:02 p.m.

    Children do not have respect for teachers any more because they can not correct the child without parents having a fit. Teachers are to teach parents are to raise the childred but if someone at school corrects the child the parents are running to school because it was not their childs fault, but you do no see the parents running to school when the parents need volunteers or help with something at school some parents barely make it to school for progress report but if the child has low grades off the run to school. Wonder why teachers are leaveing the system.

  • beachboater Feb 11, 11:15 a.m.

    “It’s not their job to hit the kids. It’s their job to teach the kids and leave it up to the parents to do all that,” she said."

    That would all well and good, IF the parents would do it. Too many parents use the schools for baby sitting service, and do not do much to dicipline the kids at home.

    I think they are on the right track. It worked way back in the dark ages when I fought off dinosaurs going to and from school, and I believe it would still work today if school administrators would use it.

  • Tug Boat II Feb 8, 7:56 p.m.

    For all of those who are against corporal punishment, needs to spend a few days in a class room. It will change your mind. But of course, if parents were parents their would not be a need for corporal punishment. What's the old saying? "Spare the rod and spoil the child"?

  • Grand Union Feb 8, 7:49 p.m.

    In Scotland it was a leather belt called the "Tawse" that they used....I got belted frequently but it didn't make me do what they wanted.....

    Hard to believe any school still is in those dark ages.

    ""Now a days, when one student acts up in school, the teacher punishes the entire classroom. Totally unfair!!""

    They did that in my day too so its nothing new except they it was everyone line up for a belting! The theory is that it puts peer pressure on the troublemakers.

  • cinnamon16 Feb 8, 7:43 p.m.

    Good behavior should be taught at home thus the teacher wouldn't have to spend half of the day trying to keep the kids on task. If you have never been in a classroom with one or two students that are disruptive and preventing others from learning then you should be quiet. Parents have the kids for the first four years of their life and behavior starts at home.

  • Dnut Feb 8, 7:42 p.m.

    Of course the officials in Robeson County don't mention that their county has one of, if not the, highest rates of violent crime in the state. Makes you wonder how well their system of beating their kids is actually working.
    KBUT1
    February 8, 2013 7:34 p.m>>>>>>>But how long have they actually used corporal punishment?

  • Dnut Feb 8, 7:41 p.m.

    "For every child that does not make the grade, the teacher and the Principal of the failing school should receive the Corporal Punishment."

    Maybe next we can do it with parents.
    Plenty Coups
    >>>>>It's not often I agree with you, but you hit the nail on the head!!

  • Dnut Feb 8, 7:38 p.m.

    Once teachers and Principles also are accountable and are subject to Corporal Punishment would be interesting to hear how truly " EFFECTIVE" that form of punishment is.
    Concerned_in Wake_County
    ......Your wrong....the corporal punishment is for disciplinary reasons, not grades, and the last I checked, it takes a caring parent to rasie and help the child focus on education, you can't lay it all on the teachers and principals. We had it in Durham, when I was a kid, and when you got it at school, you got it again at home, PERIOD!! My wife works for the Durham public school system, and she'll tell you most if not all of there problems in her school revolve around discipline problems and parents that absolutely do not care about there children, or as folks in Durham put it, CHILLRINNS!!

  • KBUT1 Feb 8, 7:34 p.m.

    Of course the officials in Robeson County don't mention that their county has one of, if not the, highest rates of violent crime in the state. Makes you wonder how well their system of beating their kids is actually working.

  • funnylady123 Feb 8, 7:26 p.m.

    That's hilarious. I was a student at St. Pauls Elementary when I was in 5th grade. I was paddled by the principle for something I didn't even do. My parents were furious only b.c they later found out it wasn't me causing the problems but another classmate. However, looking at all of the children today.. Someone needs to discipline them. Things have definitely changed since I was in school.

  • Plenty Coups Feb 8, 7:21 p.m.

    "Now a days, when one student acts up in school, the teacher punishes the entire classroom. Totally unfair!!"

    I doubt you know what you're talking about. Sometimes teachers have to punish a class when large amounts of students are breaking the rules and they can't be identified easily. It's basic classroom management.

  • Plenty Coups Feb 8, 7:19 p.m.

    The key is there has to be consequences.

  • Plenty Coups Feb 8, 7:19 p.m.

    "For every child that does not make the grade, the teacher and the Principal of the failing school should receive the Corporal Punishment."

    Maybe next we can do it with parents.

  • com_mon_sents Feb 8, 7:11 p.m.

    "Concerned in Wake County"
    You have got to be kidding me with your comments. You must be one of th liberal mindset of ...if the kid fails it's the teachers' fault...and of course we are not going to place any blame on the child. That's what's wrong with schools today...the child isn't disciplined at home and causes trouble at school and sees no need to behave and learn. Of course you are soooo correct...let's always blame the school for the problems!!!

  • WooHoo2You Feb 8, 7:10 p.m.

    Corporal punishment does not teach kids right vs wrong it shows them to avoid the consequences of their actions. Some will stop misbehaving however others will simply work harder not to get caught....kinda like jail rarely rehabilitates anyone but makes many better criminals. (But at least jail keeps dangerous people off the street)

  • Hill55 Feb 8, 6:40 p.m.

    this smacks at the problem with kids today, lack of respect.

  • alexius1baby Feb 8, 6:35 p.m.

    YES YES YES. THIS IS WHAT WILL MAKE THOSE KIDS RESPECTFUL AND GOOD CITIZENS

  • Terkel Feb 8, 6:17 p.m.

    Sorry, the whole State paid them.

  • Terkel Feb 8, 6:17 p.m.

    IOW, the school board made an empty gesture and Wake Co paid them well to do so.

  • dvrdwn Feb 8, 6:04 p.m.

    Schools used to discipline children for many years and it worked just fine. The problems started when students realized they could get away with everything and not be held accountable for their behavior. One could only hope that discipline comes back to the school system.

    The other pathetic part of this is the lack of individual discipline given. Now a days, when one student acts up in school, the teacher punishes the entire classroom. Totally unfair!! Punish the unruly kids and you would see a big improvement. It worked for many years.

  • Concerned_in Wake_County Feb 8, 5:49 p.m.

    Awesome... so if corporal punishment can discipline students, I hope the parent of Robeson County schools can discipline School administrators , teachers and other officials who do not provide their children with the very best of education. For every child that does not make the grade, the teacher and the Principal of the failing school should receive the Corporal Punishment.

    Maybe we will have an improved school system in Robeson Count and they can be the model for the rest of the State.

    What works with children should after all work well with the adults too..... maybe the teachers and the Principal will make make sure the children are taught well because if the children fail .... the paddle will give them a lesson of their life time.

    Once teachers and Principles also are accountable and are subject to Corporal Punishment would be interesting to hear how truly " EFFECTIVE" that form of punishment is.

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