டெக்ஸாஸ் மாநிலத்தில் மாணவ மாணவிகளை "ஸ்பேண்க்" பண்ணலாம் என்று சட்டம் அனுமதி கொடுத்தது என்பதே இந்த செய்தி படிக்கும் வரை எனக்குத் தெரியாது.
அமெரிக்காவில் எப்படி இதெல்லாம் பாஸிபிள்னு எனக்கு ஆச்சர்யமாகத்தான் இருந்தது!!!
Should Teachers Be Allowed to Spank Students?A Texas school district changes its corporal-punishment policy — by expanding rather than limiting teachers' rights to paddle students. Is spanking really the best way to discipline kids?
Spanking is one of the many things about which parents agree — passionately — to disagree. Most American parents swear by the old adage “Spare the rod, spoil the child,” but others are horrified by the very thought of raising a hand to a kid. And that’s why corporal punishment in schools is an even thornier issue, as highlighted by a Texas school district’s recent decision to change its spanking policy. After two parents complained that their daughters had been beaten hard enough to develop bruises and burnlike redness on their skin, the Springtown school board voted last week to amend its corporal-punishment rules. Rather than abolishing the practice, however, the board members took pains to preserve teachers’ ability to physically discipline students:
parents must now opt in with written permission allowing their children to be paddled when teachers feel it’s justified; previously, parents had to opt out of corporal punishment.
The school board also expanded its spanking policy overall by deciding to allow teachers to punish students of the opposite gender.
Parents can now designate whether they’re O.K. with a male or female school official doling out the paddling. The initial complaints from the two parents had centered on the fact that their daughters were punished by a male teacher, violating Springtown’s then requirement that same-gender teachers carry out any physical punishment.டெக்ஸாஸ் ஒரு காட்டுப்பயலுக ஊருபோல!
எல்லாக் கதையும் படிக்கனும்னா இங்கே போங்க!
Should Teachers Be Allowed to Spank Students?
The U.S. hasn’t adopted such a ban; a bill to end corporal punishment in schools was introduced in Congress in 2011 but remains in committee. In the meantime, spanking is likely to continue generating high passions and even higher stakes as individual states and school districts decide how to interpret the available evidence on the effect of corporal punishment on our children’s health.
SPRINGTOWN, Texas (AP) — Like many schools in Texas, "spare the rod and spoil the child" might be considered the motto at Springtown High School.
But when two teenage girls there reportedly suffered bruises after being paddled by male assistant principals, some parents complained. They weren't upset about the punishment itself, but instead that the school violated the policy requiring an educator of the same sex as the student to dole out the paddling.
So the school district has changed its policy — to expand, not abolish, corporal punishment. Board members voted Monday night to let administrators paddle students of the opposite sex, after Superintendent Michael Kelley cited a lack of women administrators to carry out spankings.
The new policy says a same-gender school official must witness the paddling, which is just one "swat," and that parents also can request one spanking per semester. In all cases, a parent must give written permission and request it in lieu of another punishment, such as suspension or detention.
"I personally think Texas is getting a black eye because of this," Kelley told The Associated Press. "People are assuming a school district can do whatever it wants because of this. That's not the case."
Texas law allows schools to use corporal punishment unless a parent or guardian prohibits it in writing. The issue of the student or educator's gender is not addressed, and there are no state standards on the minimum or maximum ages of students who can be spanked, according to the Texas Education Agency.
Cathi Watt, whose daughter was one of the two girls recently paddled, said Tuesday that she's OK with paddlings in schools "because they need it once in a while, and I got them when I was a kid." But she said the male administrator used too much force, so she does not support the new policy.
Watt said her 16-year-old daughter, Jada, deserved to be spanked after she spoke sarcastically to a teacher and an assistant principal, "but she did not deserve to be bruised."
"And what kind of message does it send these boys?" Watt said. "Is it telling them that it's OK to hit a girl?"
Texas is one of 19 states allowing schools to spank students, but 97 of the nation's 100 largest school districts have banned corporal punishment, according to the Center for Effective Discipline.
About 75 percent of the state's school districts use corporal punishment, including Springtown, a town of about 2,700 located about 30 miles northwest of Fort Worth, according to People Opposed to Paddling Students, a group based in Houston. Some of the major districts, including Fort Worth, don't paddle students.
"It is never OK to hit a child. ... Men should not be padding teenage girls, because there is a sexual connotation with teen girls but also with teen boys," said Jimmy Dunne, president of People Opposed to Paddling Students.
State Rep. Alma Allen, D-Houston, thinks schools should never spank children, but her bill to abolish corporal punishment in Texas schools never passed. She said the compromised version of her bill, which did become law, was that parents could opt in.
"Parents can choose whether to spank their children at home," Allen said. "When you send a child to school, it should be a place to be motivated — not a place to be beaten."
கண்டவனையும் உங்க குழந்தைகளை ஸ்பேங்க் பண்ண அனுமதிக்க இஷ்டம் இல்லைனா இடத்தை காலி பண்ணுவது நல்லது!
என்னை பொறுத்தவரையில், குழ்ந்தைகளை வாத்தியார், வாத்தியம்மாக்கள் அடிப்பது தப்பு! வேற மாதிரி தண்டனை வழங்கலாம்! ஆனால் நம்ம ஊரில் இன்னும் "அடியாத மாடு படியாது", "அடி உதவுறாப்பிலே அண்ணன் தம்பி உதவமாட்டான்" னு எதையாவது சொல்லிக்கிட்டு திரிவார்கள்!
உங்க குழந்தைகள்! பலி கொடுப்பதோ, பாதுகாப்பதோ உங்க உரிமைதான்! நான் இல்லைனு சொல்லவில்லை! என்னைப்பொறுத்தவரையில் குழந்தைகளை வாத்தியார் அல்லது ஆசிரியை அடிப்பது தப்பு தப்பு தப்பு! :)