That’s a paddlin’: Texas schools expand use of corporal punishment

The board of trustees for a south Texas school district voted unanimously on Tuesday in favor of reintroducing paddling as an appropriate disciplinary method in elementary schools.

Under the new rules, students will receive one paddling for minor infractions such as disrupting the classroom or disobeying class rules set by the teacher.

https://giphy.com/embed/tXtTNW8xtbA4w“If the parent is not comfortable with it, that’s the end of the discussion,” Three Rivers ISD Superintendent Mary Springs said, as cited by Corpus Christi Caller Times.

“We will look at how many discipline referrals were made compared to last year and how many times (corporal punishment) was administered,” she added.

The Three Rivers Independent School District in south Texas and 26 other school districts now permit the use of corporal punishment, with the new policy expected to take effect at the start of the school year.

Texas is one of 19 states that allow the use of corporal punishment in the classroom.

Posted by The NON-Conformist
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