In Reply to: The Last Column posted by Dean on December 06, 2020 at 10:35:54:
I have copied that article and sent it out on my e-mail list. As an elected public school trustee, 1976-1980 and appointed in 1983, I was, and I still am, a strong proponant of corporal punishment.
I blocked the elimination of corporal punishment at our schools. Our board president said California did it, we should too. Guess what? A few years later, some California schools re-instituted corporal punishment because they had lost control. Discipline is not necessarily the administration of physical punishment but is aided by the knowledge of the potential.
I got mine in school and at home...and deserved it. It is an attention getter!