Eliminate Corporal Punishment in Mississippi Public Schools

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Roland Winston
Jul 25, 2021
NO Corporal Punishment in the US

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Puja Mathur
Jul 22, 2021
the long term consequences of corporal punishment on a child's brain is debilitating.

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Cassandra Nelson
Jun 30, 2021
Ending corporal punishment is imperative to protect our schoolchildren and foster healthier, more productive forms of behavioral intervention.

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Esther Anne
Jun 30, 2021
Hands are not for hitting. Treat children well, heal the world.

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Marlyn Tillman
Jun 17, 2021
Children should not be beat into submission.

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Marika Pfefferkorn
Jun 16, 2021
There is no excuse for legal corporal punishment in the 21st century.

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Tom Johnson
May 4, 2021
The spanking paddle itself was originally invented not for use on schoolchildren, but rather as a tool for beating slaves. The idea was to have something that would inflict terrible pain without causing the kind of permanent tissue damage that could lower a slave's market value. While the corporal punishment of slaves has most often been portrayed as using a whip, it was also fairly common practice by the mid 1800's — at least in certain states — to use a paddle instead. This will not be news to anyone who has studied American slavery in depth or seen the 1975 movie "Mandingo." Although nobody would suggest that students today are paddled with the same degree of severity that slaves were, it is important to recognize that extreme severity is what this instrument was designed for. It is virtually unheard of, moreover, for school personnel to receive any professional training in how to paddle students, to be required beforehand to demonstrate competence at doing it safely and judiciously, to have their paddles inspected and held to any standards of size, weight, composition or craftsmanship, and least of all to have the velocity of their swing measured. Thus, we can reasonably expect that paddlers will often times hit harder than they intend to or, in some cases, hit parts of the body they don't intend to.

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Jessica Fernandez
May 2, 2021
Children deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. It is how we can leave a healthy future behind for our future generations

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Rachel Cobb
May 2, 2021
Children deserve to learn without fear of physical assault.

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Robbyn Peters Bennett
May 1, 2021
Hitting children as a form of discipline has been proven by science to damage the brains of children. It inhibits their ability to have impulse control and to learn what they need to learn and it teaches them that violence is how you solve problems. It's barbaric and should end immediately! Shame on school administrators for failing to educate themselves on neurodevelopment. This is institutionalized child abuse.