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Texas School District Brings Back Paddling

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A Texas school district is giving corporal punishment a second chance.

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Actually, “paddling” never really went away in many states. Corporal Punishment is illegal in 31 states but, the other 19 totally allow it and a Texas school district has decided to start using it again. (The other states allowing it are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Wyoming.)

Parents do have the right to refuse to give permission for their child to be spanked. According to sharesplosion.com:

The Three Rivers Independent School District in Texas recognizes that not all parents might want their children to be paddled. The district gives parents the ability to opt in. Parents need to provide written and verbal consent for paddling. The teacher’s association will remove a child from the list if a parent ever becomes uncomfortable with it. It is usually the parents who use paddling themselves at home who agree to the practice at school. They believe that it creates consistency that will encourage children to behave.

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