Skip to comments.Paddling could soon be back in Marion County Schools
Posted on 09/25/2012 3:43:18 PM PDT by Morgana
OCALA, Fla. -
The idea of corporal punishment in schools may seem like something out of another era, but school officials in Marion County may bring the practice of paddling back.
Incoming school board member Carol Ely supports paddling as a form of discipline, and she may have the support to influence the school board to vote in the affirmative.
Ely was the principal at Ocala's Shady Hill Elementary for 14 years, where she administered corporal punishment. She said it worked, and she wants to bring it back.
"It was very effective the way we implemented it. We only did it on very small occasions, but it was for children who were chronic [misbehavers]," Ely said.
During her experience as principal, Ely said she saw firsthand that paddling was more effective than other forms of punishment, like suspension.
"The return rate of children for corporal punishment has been almost zero," she said.
If the Marion County School Board brings the paddling initiative up for a vote this fall, Ely said it would only be used as a last resort with parent permission.
Some parents said they would sign off on the practice if their child acted out.
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sometimes the time tested methods are the best.
Then watch the number of teacher assaults and murders go up to astronomical figures!!! Why do you think there has not been classroom shootings in school cafeterias or classrooms in urban schools? Because the jerk that brought the gun to school might get off one shot before the other students in the school gunned him down.
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