Liberals are going to lose their minds over this.
A Georgia school has had a real impact on the debate over corporal punishment after reinstating a policy of paddling students as a form of discipline.
The Georgia School of Innovation and the Classics, a kindergarten-thru-9th-grade charter school in Hephzibah, a suburb of Augusta, will begin spanking students with a wooden board, CBS affiliate WRDW-TV reported.
Superintendent Jody Boulineau told WRDW that consent forms were sent home and of about 100 forms returned, one-third gave the school consent to paddle their child — which means two-thirds did not.
“In this school, we take discipline very seriously,” Boulineau said. “There was a time where corporal punishment was kind of the norm in school and you didn’t have the problems that you have.”
The form stated that “a student will be taken into an office behind closed doors. The student will place their hands on their knees or piece of furniture and will be struck on the buttocks with a paddle.”
There should be no more than a maximum of three licks administered.
“There’s no obligation, it’s not required,” Boulineau noted. “A parent can either give consent for us to use that as a disciplinary measure or they can deny consent.”
Paddling is still legal in Georgia and 19 other states, according to the CBS affiliate.
It’s not clear who’ll be doing the paddling, other than an “administrator,” but some parents are thrilled over the form of discipline being brought back, believing it’ll help restore order in our schools.
Some are not as thrilled about the prospects of a stranger striking their child with a piece of wood — which could be construed as abuse.
At a time when resisting authority is all but endorsed by liberals, the issue makes for an intense debate. Here’s a sampling of that debate from Twitter:
It’s actually battery.
— Doug P (@TheAlphaDoug) September 11, 2018
It's called abuse. And it creates bullies. It solves nothing.
— k.m. munro (@BaileyPittipat) September 11, 2018
I’m amazed at the negative comments about this… maybe, just maybe, if we still had a healthy respect for authority and understood that if you did something that was “wrong”(after the 3rd time!)that a punishment like this would be expected and might just deter bad behavior!
— Jackie Reid (@Jackifer01) September 11, 2018
I LOVE it! I grew up with paddling and It’s the best thing for kids.
— Curly Howard (@DougQ007) September 10, 2018
I assume you mean this? pic.twitter.com/GUEqWFsIeo
— Charles Bowman (@maver42) September 10, 2018
2018: the year of re-litigating bad ideas we thought we’d moved past.
— Daniel Freeda (@RabbiMischief) September 10, 2018
To strike another person with their hands or an object is criminal assault .
I was raised by a mother who struck me every chance that she had. As a very young child, I often hid in a doghouse to keep out of her sight. I have no fond memories of her. Children should not be beaten.
— Lloyd Hayes (@Traveler_Lloyd) September 10, 2018
What year is this 2018 or 1800 something? That’s why the south get a bad name for itself ?, paddling and hitting kids is that the best idea you can come up with? Sad?
— George B. (@gbuckshot88) September 10, 2018
Ok obviously this is wrong but to expound more: as a child who was paddled in school it is a) humiliating and b) weirdly sexual. Non familial adults should be nowhere near your butt, ok? Also let’s not humiliate kids. It has an impact, no pun intended.
— Ora et Labora (@forcardassia) September 10, 2018
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