Teachers Should Have The Right To Punish Pupils Physically If The Parents Consent
In Britain corporal punishment was fully banned in 1998 bringing independent and Private schools into line with the banning of corporal punishment in state schools in 1987. Corporal punishment in schools is banned in most European countries as well as most Canadian states and more than half the US states. It is still widely used elsewhere and is even more widely used by parents in the home. As there is at least a perception that behaviour in school is getting worse it is not too surprising then that the idea of corporal punishment in schools is still popular. If a parent is willing to physically punish their child should they not be willing to allow teachers to do so?
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The other options to discipline pupils are not helpful.
The sensitivity of students/children to abuse differs from person to person. A student/child may be traumatized by a slap on the wrist equally as much as another student is affected by a severe fatal beating. There is no black and white standardized measure for the intensity of physical-verbal abuse each of us can handle.
Getting permission from parents to hit their children; only makes matters worse. This is equivalent to handing over a free pass to abusive parents to indirectly abuse their children. Secondly, a child is relatively secure when being admonished in his/her own home by his/her own parents(less embarrassing; relatively easier to understand and forgive) ; knowing that a stranger is hitting you with your parents' permission is thus worse than being directly abused by your parents.
"The use of any kind of force against children as a disciplinary measure is illegal in 24 countries around the world"
Parental consent would create two 'classes’ of pupil.
Having these two different classes of pupils will likely cause extra difficulties rather than solving problems. Now we have a situation where pupils are obviously not equal. Some will get the stick if they misbehave while others will not. This may well make those whose parents have not given consent more willing to disrupt rather than less because they will see themselves as having a kind of immunity. At the same time the teacher will have difficulties because s/he will have to treat disruption from different members of the class differently.
If schools in general do not give them the choice of letting headmasters/mistresses/the-faculty reprimand their children by the use of force.
Then they will admit their kids into Catholic-Schools and Madrassahs where the quality of education is not comparable to public schools in Britain and private schools in the U.S.A(and most of the world) respectively.
Allowing parents with these ideas to choose from a wider variety of schools; gives their children equal opportunity to those children who hail from rather pacific homes that do not believe that 'sparing the rod spoils the child'.
Denying parents the choice; denies students/children the right to better quality education.
We shouldn't even have to go to school.
So-called "education" is a hollow word used as a smokescreen to con people. School is enforced because of scum that desire to oppress their fellow human being and because they know there's no real reason to go to school so the only way to make people go is by coercing them. Using coercion on people is a abominable. Especially on vulnerable and defenseless young people. School is not responsible for your 4th point so you can't say that. And I definitely don't think that school has bettered us. Something so totally oppressive and demeaning cannot be helpful. I am utterly NOT grateful for school and you can be dead sure of that. It only served to leave me with emotional wounds. Looking back on it I can say that if I'd had the choice I would have certainly said no to it. And we learn the most when away from school. There are people who think the same as me on this matter. We need to respect people's right to say no to school. School is a big spurious lie and being introduced to it at age 5 is a horrifying experience. I'm wondering just how many hints people need to realise that school's a bad thing.
Be thankful of School 1) you don't have to work I used to say school was terrible then I started working trust me school is paradise compared. 2) without education we would be ignorant of so many things and therefore wouldn't improve our society we wouldn't even have improved society this far if it wasn't for school when school was introduced to the masses we progressed leaps and bounds compared to the years before. 3) school is enforced so that young people cannot be taken advantage of by employers or even parents. 4) you wouldn't even know how many points I've made let alone understand what I've written if it wasn't for school, illiteracy was common before free education
Sets a terrible example to students
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