Why? You would rather see them hit the kids then jokingly, as the teacher said, put tape on their mouths? I'm not following your logic for hitting kids for talking.
I'm not saying the kids should be hit for talking...I'm saying the school needs to do better on what type of discipline is allowed. Showing a tendency as a control freak by taping the kids' mouth is not acceptable.
Children need to be properly disciplined, not degraded.
We have an - argumentative - child. Talks back to me, I point out the error of his ways, physically, immediately. He stops.
My wife will talk at him for hours, and decries any form of corporal punishment. They SCREAM at each other for hours, I mean, unless I step in.
For my money, she is abusing the kid.