I don't believe it's OK for a school official to spank a child. I believe that this is the parents' issue and no one else. Schools have plenty of ways to correct a child, including calling the parents if the situation warrants it.
No, school officials should never strike a child. It is okay, however, to make an example of bad, disrespectful behavior. If a kid can't behave after being verbally reprimanded, then they should be sent to sit in the office or be sent home. The rest of the class deserves to get the benefits of learning w/o disruption.
Although corporal punishment was allowed when I went to school in the 1950s, it is not allowed in U.S. schools, and it also is not allowed in the Catholic school in Thailand where I am teaching. I personally am not in favor of it.
You're definitely my kind of mom. This is an issue in Georgia, when a principal beat a kid with a belt and left marks. His mom wants to file charges. She was alot more poised than I would have been. Many states have the corporal punishment law.
What is your view on school corporal punishment?The reason why I asked this question is because when I was a youngster attending primary school in Jamaica, I was beaten over the back with a leather strap that was soaked...