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Old 08-27-2009, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Phoenix, Az - Paddling, spanking, swats, whatever it's called, a state education task force has recommended it end in Arizona. Panel chairman Michael Remus of the Phoenix Deer Valley Unified School District said all nine members of the task force agreed on the ban.

Remus said the panel feels paddling is punitive and does not redirect the behavior to something more positive. Arizona is among 20 states that allow school districts to carry out corporal punishment to control children.

Spanking to End in Arizona? (http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/azam/Spanking_to_End_in_Arizona - broken link)

Personally - I think corporal punishment in schools should remain an option. How about you?
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Old 08-27-2009, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Phoenix, Az - Paddling, spanking, swats, whatever it's called, a state education task force has recommended it end in Arizona. Panel chairman Michael Remus of the Phoenix Deer Valley Unified School District said all nine members of the task force agreed on the ban.

Remus said the panel feels paddling is punitive and does not redirect the behavior to something more positive. Arizona is among 20 states that allow school districts to carry out corporal punishment to control children.

Spanking to End in Arizona? (http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/azam/Spanking_to_End_in_Arizona - broken link)

Personally - I think corporal punishment in schools should remain an option. How about you?
I did not even realize that such was legal here in the first place.
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Old 08-27-2009, 03:24 PM
 
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I know in Nogales, parents take their unruly kids across the border to administer beatings. They know their brats will call the cops on them in the US.

Nothing would do more for student discipline and the budget crisis than to dish out some paddlings the first week of school in front of the student body. I've heard of Judges, who order mothers to paddle their truant kids in the courtroom before handing out sentences.

More money, obviously does not work. They've tried that--every year. It's time to get back to basics. School Principals need to be respected and allowed to keep order at the schools. In a perfect world, parent involvement at the schools would be a good thing. It doesn't seem to work that way, though.
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Old 08-27-2009, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Phoenix, Az - Paddling, spanking, swats, whatever it's called, a state education task force has recommended it end in Arizona. Panel chairman Michael Remus of the Phoenix Deer Valley Unified School District said all nine members of the task force agreed on the ban.

Remus said the panel feels paddling is punitive and does not redirect the behavior to something more positive. Arizona is among 20 states that allow school districts to carry out corporal punishment to control children.

Spanking to End in Arizona? (http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/azam/Spanking_to_End_in_Arizona - broken link)

Personally - I think corporal punishment in schools should remain an option. How about you?
I think it should be encouraged - especially when it comes to a lot of our local politicians - they need a good flogging now and then to keep them in line!
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Old 08-27-2009, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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Spanking to End in Arizona??
Hmmmm... if that happens, then women, who work in the red light districts, will benefit the most, since they can charge extra for spanking...

Seriously, I think corporal punishment should remain an option in schools.
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Old 08-27-2009, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Hmmmm... if that happens, then women, who work in the red light districts, will benefit the most, since they can charge extra for spanking...

Seriously, I think corporal punishment should remain an option in schools.
It needs to remain an option for parents as well.

I remember growing up - if I was out of line, my dad would demand I go get his belt. Finding out what the belt did once was enough for me to fly straight after being told to go get it in the future.
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Old 08-28-2009, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Cave Creek, AZ USA
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I would ignore that law if I had kids. Luckily, my wife won't report me for spanking her.
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:11 AM
 
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I think it should be encouraged - especially when it comes to a lot of our local politicians - they need a good flogging now and then to keep them in line!

Aint that the Truth!!!!
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Old 08-28-2009, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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It's barbaric and has no place in schools, IMO. It's seldom done anyway. I saw on tv last night that there were 13 "paddlings" in AZ last year. If you all remember the Texas vs AZ debate that raged here: the same story said there were 43000 such paddlings in Texas in the same time period. It's not our AZ culture to spank kids in school - time to change policy to reflect that reality. We have enough to be embarrassed about in our educational system already.
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Old 08-28-2009, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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More than 20 states allowing such punishment

IMO, it should be done far more than it is.

One of the biggest problems with education today is the lack of civility and respect in the classroom. In some school districts, teachers are relegated to being glorified baby sitters.

I support not only such punishments as needed, but uniforms for school children. I support bringing back reform schools. I support special classes for special needs children - and not "dumbing down" classes.

And most of all - allow teachers to teach.
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