Today's Lesson In School Discipline: You Shouldn’t Beat Up Your Peers. It’s Okay For Adults To Beat On You
Education Week explored how states are wrestling with the practice of corporal punishment. Hard to believe in 2013 this is still allowed. We know there are more and better interventions than hitting when students misbehave. It is hard to fathom why a civilized society would ever consider this acceptable. You cannot earn the respect of students by beating them. Fear is not the same thing as respect. No if's, and's or but's.