Corporal punishment of students is still legal in Texas. A few school districts use it, extensively — and to good effect, they argue. The Dallas Morning News featured the practice in a front-page story on Sunday, August 20.
Photo by Tom Fox, Dallas Morning News
Photo caption: When principal Anthony Price arrived at Everman Junior High three years ago, he was warned about out-of-control students and threats to teachers. After getting parents’ consent, he instituted paddling last year, and he says he’s seen the results. ‘The building is a pleasure to work in now,’ he says.
See also “Faith, culture are factors in paddling.”
My noting these stories here should not be read as endorsement of the practice.
One wonders how the schools perform on the state exams.