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Texas School District Votes to Reintroduce Spanking as Punishment

Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

Would you support the decision of children being spanked with a paddle when they have misbehaved at school?

I would! Heck yes! When I was in elementary school, we got paddled! Between that and getting my butt lit up at home I suffered from a disorder called “RESPECT.”

At some point, parents stopped spanking their children, and that is when the SJWs were born. Right there in that moment, a breeding ground for pansies was created.

One school district in Texas voted to bring back paddling (spanking with a paddle on the buttocks) as a ‘corporal punishment.’

In my opinion, this is better than sending the child to detention or suspending them. Why? If they are not in the classroom, they are not learning. That defeats the whole purpose of school. If a child is acting up, give them a swift swat on the butt. Will it sting? Yes. Will they likely be embarrassed? Yes. Will they stop whatever it was they were doing to avoid another swat? VERY LIKELY.

American Overlook reports: 

The Texas Classroom Teachers Association (TCTA) defines corporal punishment as “deliberate infliction of physical pain by hitting, paddling, spanking, slapping or any other physical force used as a means of discipline.” The school district hopes that paddling will help improve classroom behavior so students can retain more information and improve the district’s falling test scores.

Although many parents are eager to get their kids signed up for the more aggressive in-school disciplinary action, parents are given the opportunity to opt in or opt out. They need to provide both written and verbal assent if they want their children paddled in the classroom. And many parents are signing up.

When parents approve the school’s disciplinary measure, the students “will receive one paddling for his or her infraction when they misbehave at school.”

The district is not forcing parents to adopt the politics though. They are allowing parents to decide if they would like to opt in or not.

District Superintendent Mary Springs said, “If the parent is not comfortable with it, that’s the end of the discussion.”

Now when students disobey a teacher or break classroom rules, they’ll be paddled. Three Rivers Elementary School campus behavior coordinator, Andrew Amaro, is excited to bring back paddling. He pitched the idea to the school officials and told them that when he grew up paddling was used to great effect. He claims it is better than giving students detention or suspension.

“I believe it worked,” Amaro told the Caller-Times when asked about being paddled as a child. “It was an immediate response for me. I knew that if I got in trouble with a teacher and I was disrespectful, whatever the infraction was, I knew I was going to get a swat by the principal.”

I would be willing to bet money that my parents would have signed me up without a skip of a beat.

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