Persuasive Essay On Corporal Punishment

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The world has changed in many different ways, but there are still things that need to be changed for the better. Corporal punishment is one of those things. All around the world, corporal punishment is affecting children in many ways. It is described as a form of discipline that hurts a child in a way and is used both in homes and schools. It has been going on for years upon years and very few people try to stop it. People believe corporal punishment is good for children, but there have been so many negative outcomes that other people argue against it. Although some people believe that corporal punishment helps improve a child’s behavior, corporal punishment should not be used because it could be used excessively and it is ineffective.
PARAGRAPH 1 Corporal punishment has been used excessively in the past, changing the way people look at it. In the article, “Corporal Punishment Still Used in Florida”, an incident happened when a mother gave the school permission to paddle her fourth-grade son. After finding out that there were bruises on her son’s behind, she regretted letting the school paddle her son. She didn’t know she was putting her son in danger when she allowed the school to paddle him. Jones, later on, stated, "There's got to be other ways to discipline kids." (----). Jones was expecting her son to get little swats if he acted up, not huge welts on his behind after being “disciplined”. The punishment went way too far. Another piece of evidence is shown in the
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