School Asks Permission From Parents To Hit Kids

By October 03, 2018
School Asks Permission From Parents To Hit Kids Entertainment Weekly

Georgia School of Innovation, USA, is seeking parental permission to punish students by using a paddle to whack children's bottoms as part of a new discipline policy.

As part of the new discipline policy, when a child misbehaves in class, they will be taken to an office behind closed doors, bend down with their hands on their knees and be hit with a wooden paddle. A child will not be punished with more than 3 strikes.

Superintendent Jody Boulineau said "In this school, we take discipline very seriously,” Bolineau told WRDW. “There was a time where corporal punishment was kind of the norm in school and you didn’t have the problems that you have"

Out of the 100 consent forms sent to parents, one third came back with permission to use the paddle to discipline the children.

The controversial policy is still legal in Georgia and 19 other states.

Salo, Jackie, "School Gets Parents’ Consent To Begin Paddling As Punishment", New York Post, 11 September 2018.