Recollections of a Spanked Schoolboy
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Students of St. Augustine High School, New Orleans, gathered to demonstrate in support of retaining the school's policy of frequent use of hard paddlings, 2011 (also video clips)
United States: a spanking for young John, watched by sister and big brother, old jocular posed picture Karen listened, and the message sank in. She knew her Mummy did not do idle talk as regards discipline.
USA: Judge S.T. Binns Jr., juvenile court judge who sentenced teen boys to woodshed strapping, Virginia, 1963 Karen took the note, her hand shaking slightly. She could feel the cheeks on her face flush. “No Mummy I do not have any homework tonight.” In a jocular atmosphere in a Texas high-school classroom, a sports coach administers one paddle swat.
USA: four assistant principals at a high school in Memphis TN where their job includes administering the paddle, 2003Taiwan: Democratic Progressive Party politicians, campaigning for the introduction of judicial CP, display a whip at press conference, 2007 United States: Two spanking machines. Part of our feature The Spanking Machine: A Resilient Myth in Popular Culture.
Sir -- I have read the letter of "M.C." and I believe it to be true. I am home on holiday from a boarding school, where I was severely caned by the headmistress for not having my work done; I was stripped and given ten strokes. I have still some marks, which do not appear to be going away. I am ashamed to go to my doctor about them. My headmistress punishes for the slightest thing, and many a girl was left sore by her. Could this treatment not be stopped? I am 18 years of age, and I dread the thought of returning to this school next month. The image of a teacher paddling or spanking a student at school may seem to belong in a history book – as archaic a practice as the dunce cap. However, for thousands of students across America each year, the use of corporal punishment for violating school rules is still a routine part of their education.A further follow-up to the previous two items. TV news report from Memphis school board town-hall meeting in July 2007 over continuing controversy about the Blue Ribbon Plan, which abolished CP. Speakers at the meeting are seen calling for the return of the paddle, and the reporter waves a paddle around for the camera. Schools in Temple, Texas, report improved behavior following the reintroduction a year ago of the paddle.