Among the many acts of violence, great and small, that we commit regularly against each other and against animals, I wonder if we’ll ever dispense with one of the most common: hitting children.
Corporal Punishment of Schoolchildren: The Problem and the Cure By Jordan Riak, March 21, 2011 The Problem Click here Some critics of our campaign have argued that government has no business telling people how to raise their children, and that corporal punishment in schools is merely an extension of prevailing family values that […]
The Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education decided to wipe the district’s corporal punishment policy from the books during its monthly meeting Monday.
The board moved to strike down the policy in response to the North Carolina General Assembly’s recent ruling that districts with corporal punishment guidelines on their books can use them on students with disabilities if parents grant permission. That ruling would have forced I-SS to distribute some 2,500 letters to parents informing them of the policy and offering them an opportunity to either waive or accept it to be used on their children.
I-SS already had a directive in place against the use of corporal punishment.
All children or born pure, it’s how we treat them or behave with them that will alter their attitude towards us. For 2011, I appeal to all errant ‘teachers’ to mend their ways and for all teachers to embrace the anti-corporal punishment law, restore the dignity, pride and respect to the profession and students alike, and teach by example, writes Md Musa Azad
As an advocate of non-violence in the family, school and community, it is my honor and privilege to share this important information with my readers.
On February 28th and March 1st of next year, Prevent Child Abuse Texas (www.preventchildabusetexas.org) will hold its annual conference in Dallas.