Essay on 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,…show more content…
The teacher asks John to step into the hall to receive the corporal punishment which is to be paddled three times. John takes the paddling and return to the classroom. The students in the classroom began to laugh at John and John becomes discourage and will not enjoy the learning environment of the classroom. If John does not learn, he will continue to misbehave and think of himself unworthy. Corporal punishment has been a negative form of discipline in recent years. Hicks-Pass suggests that the majority of the states that have corporal punishment in their schools are the states in the South, the Bible belt. The Bible belt believes the scripture Proverbs 13:24, whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them. The Bible belt believes in discipline the child through paddling, spanking, switches, or any other form they consider the ‘rod’ they could use to beat the child. To link corporal punishment to religious practices is not good if schools cannot link prayer back to schools and the reading of the National Anthem and leave God out. This design is now full of laws and constitutional rights and also unequal to gender. (Hicks-Pass, 2009) Another design of corporal punishment is for it to equal and for all students of all races and gender to receive the same punishment. If corporal punishment is not an equal form of discipline, then it should not be allowed in the school system. When school
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