Alabama School Sends Home “Corporal Punishment” Parental Consent Form, Cue Overreactions.
In Alabama, the Leeds Elementary School, sent out a "Back to School" packet to inform parents of what their children are to expect this year, school rules, and even the option let the school enact "Corporal Punishment" on their child.
Yep, we're talking a hit with the paddle or even a spanking. Parents were given the option to allow the school or not with the "Corporal Punishment Parental Consent Form."
A picture, seen at bottom of page, of the form from one parent has been making the rounds on the net. She had two options
I do not give permission for the school to administer corporal punishment as a form of discipline to my child/children.
I give permission for the school to administer corporal punishment as a form of discipline to my child/children.
The parent, Wendy Chandler, in question opted not to give the school person while adding her two cents saying:
I cannot imagine how it would ever be OK to show violence towards anyone. Hitting a child is beyond disgraceful. ANYONE who hits a child should be put in jail.
Chandler, who thought the form was sent as a mistake, has even went as far as creating an online petition asking the government to completely remove corporal punishment/physical force from all public schools nationwide. Strangely enough, currently there are still 19 states that allow corporal punishment.
The ACLU, I am sure, will have her back as their 2008 report said that "many children are left injured, degraded, and disengaged from school" after receiving such punishment at school.
This begs the question, should we go back to way of "old" and punish children with "corporal punishment" in school with a paddling? Would this fix some problems with current day society? Is Wendy overacting? Tell us below.