Chatroom - Corporal punishment campaign

3rd October 2008 at 01:00

Posted by core^y6

This looks new. A website that dares to say `Bring back corporal punishment' (restoreorder.tripod. com). Seems to have a seven-point plan rather than a single idea.

Posted by Captain Carwash

Having had a rough day in supply, where NONE of the classes completed tasks because of disruption, I read this with great interest. I will be keeping my eye on this thread.

Posted by Raymagnol

Calls to bring back an outdated and morally reprehensible system of punishment that was abolished 26 years ago is "new"? Get a life.

Posted by yentek

You are more likely to witness the restoration of the British Empire.

Posted by core^y6

The teacher won't do any hitting. The proposal is: "To reintroduce a SAFE and sensible monitored system of corporal punishment to be carried out by a headteacher or authorised officer and subject to parental consent. Parents who disagree may opt out." Current methods are failing. In some schools, 80 per cent of a lesson is lost through disruption. Warnings not working.

Posted by Jules A

I never used corporal punishment when I was legally allowed, but I have witnessed a sickening downslide in student behaviour since it was abolished. Am all for it.

Posted by pangar

Frankly, some kids would probably benefit from the odd clout, but the trouble is that corporal punishment is open to abuse.

Posted by didactophobe

It's about deterring bad behaviour in the first place. Use the belt for minor offences; the birch or cane for more serious ones, and behaviour will improve. Guaranteed.

Posted by SoothSinger

Fantastic read. Good to see something that's so alternative. Still unsure if I agree, but refreshing to read something that doesn't tiptoe around political correctness.

www.tes.co.ukcommunity, click on Scotland - Behaviour.

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