All the carnage happening in London has sparked fiery debate around how the youth are out of control and how discipline is non existent and disrepect is viral.
Yes, I agree with it all but the call for corporate punishment to be re-instated in schools is so NOT the answer in my humble opinion.
Teachers are not responsible for raising respectful, polite and well-balanced kids. The parent are responsible for this. End of story.
Corporal punishment doesnt work. Just like handing out hidings on a regular basis at home doesnt work. Kids need to care. They need to be given a reason and a motivation to care. About themselves, their futures and those of the people around them.
I would be seriously hacked off if anybody hit my kids. I dont condone that and am glad it has been banned. I remember a particular teacher taking a dislike to a mate of mine at school and he got jacked at least once a week, just because. Its not on.
Teachers need to communicate with the parents. (and most do) PARENTS NEED TO TAKE ACTION. The problem, as I see it, is a breakdown in family values and strong family units.
Please note that this post was written 'off the cuff' in about 5 minutes before I fly out the door....sparked by a conversation on Cape Talk!!
What are your thoughts on this issue? (please note I am not wanting to spark a discussion on the London issue here okay?)