It's not often that I agree with anything that school board member K.T. Whalum says but is the instance of returning corporal punishment to Memphis City Schools I must say bravo!!!
It was crazy to remove the only tool of discipline that some children in the system ever see while the crime rate continues to rise and the thought of building new prisons are ever present in the minds of law enforcement officials. Perhaps a little beating of the ass will keep some law abiding person from being beaten by a out of control undisciplined child.
The do gooders want to complain about corporal punishment being cruel,But what about the teachers who daily fear for their safety at a Memphis City School due to the fact that these thugs know that no matter what they do there is no recourse for their actions.
Memphis City Schools does not report the numerous teachers who daily are threaten with bodily harm or who are attacked by students,neither do they report the number of assaults other students receive at the hands of disorderly students who should be in a reform school instead of an environment where others want to learn.
It's time to return "Good Old Ass Whupping" to Memphis City Schools and allow the bleeding hearts to go some where and receive a blood transfusion. A study done by ABC News in 2009 states that the public by a 2-1 margin approves of spanking children in school and half of them say they do it sometimes to their own kids, so why not bring back a tool that may help bring order to the school system in the form of student behavior and may just save a kid's life..... His or her own.