Why Corporal Punishment Is No Longer Justifiable in Discipling Children In the “Old Days”, corporal punishment was justifiable, because the children were expected to act like little grown ups. The children had to walk in straight lines down the halls, use proper table manners, et cetra, in order to avoid being beaten. Grown ups had little respect for the children, making them do slave labor at home, and display best behavior in school. When looking back, I can see why corporal punishment was allowed to be used. The year is 1991, the students are all rebels without a cause..
If corporal punishment was used today, it would fail. Kids no longer are expected to act like they are in church for their complete childhood. If a child is caught talking in class, the teacher does not whip or beat them like years ago, instead: writing the childs name on the board, or giving them detention does the job. Strange enough, most of the children in Jr. High and High School are larger than the teacher, and one would think that the teacher would be injured gravely if the child was threatened with bodily harm. Sure, I would like to see some of the little trouble makers get hit with a stick or whip when they are naughty, but in America today, this will never work! In my short composition, I believe that I have shown some evidence suggesting that corporal punishment would not work in America during this point in time.
Lawsuits, and hospital stays come to mind immediatly. I think that the government will agree with me when they vote whether or not to reinstate corporal punishment.