Corporal Punishment in Schools

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Corporal Punishment

Beat the students! Beat the students! Beat the students! The way most school systems want to discipline their students in the school system, is to beat them. This is the concept most schools look at corporal punishment. Corporal punishment has been used in school for centuries. Many schools have limited the use of corporal punishment but most schools continue to use corporal punishment. Corporal punishment is defined as “physical pain inflicted on the body of a child as a penalty for disapproved behavior.” These physical pains schools allow to use on students have become a problem. These problems consist of physical injuries and lawsuits. Over half of the states in the United States have banned corporal punishment, while the other states have allowed corporal punishment with restrictions. The question is has corporal punishment decline the behaviors of students in the school system? Corporal punishment was design to use physical pain to restrict the behaviors of students. There are many designs of corporal punishment and many statistics that outlines the problem of corporal punishment in the school systems.

The original design for corporal punishment is to beat the misbehavior out of the student. This design has resulted in excessive beating of students. Those beating resulted in hospital visits to treat welts, scars, blisters, and other physical injuries. Corporal punishment seems effective, but most students have gotten use to the beatings or will be embarrassed from the paddling or spanking and will continue to misbehave. The purpose of the original design is to stop or reduce misbehavior for students, but corporal punishment has been the center on controversy and has not reduced misbehavior in the school ...

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... design goes from to improve discipline to create more discipline problems, then it is not a good form of discipline. Corporal punishment should be left up to the parents, if parents are unable to do so, and then another form of discipline should be applied.


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