SWATS a thing of the past?

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  1. John Alvarez

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    John,

    Are you prepared for legal, moral, and ethical grandstanding that is sure to follow a question like this?
     
  3. Garrett Lundy

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    They can still do that in some places!!!!!

    Not that I blame them, If I were a principal I'd like to whip some rotten kids to death with a frayed extension cord. But thats just me. [​IMG]
     
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    we had swats in my school ... but i don't think they really did any good. all the kids were like, yeah, i got swats ... big deal. it's not like you're dealing with young children anymore ... teenagers could give a hoot if they get spanked.

    definitely a dated form of punishment - at least for junior high/high school.
     
  5. Mort Corey

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    The appearance of some of the middle/high school kids makes one wonder if they may not line up for the swats as a reward [​IMG]

    Mort
     
  6. Garrett Lundy

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    Depends whos workin the wood that day [​IMG]
     
  7. John Alvarez

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    YES I AM.....[​IMG]
    I agree swats probably don't work anymore. Back in the day you feared swats then going home to DAD.....
     
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  9. Joe Szott

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    When you know that your parents aren't going to do **** to you, no disciplinary action outside of military school is going to shape a kid up.

    The fear of knowing that I had a punishment coming at home was 10x worse than any detention or dressing down I received at school.

    Schools don't raise kids, parents do. SWATS are a red herring IMHO.
     
  10. Tim Glover

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    My parents spanked me when I was very young. Personally...for my own kids now I don't really believe in it. I understand when a child is 2-3 years old and you really can't have a discussion. I just don't like the idea of inflicting pain to someone to make a point. The other part of this is I don't believe corporal punishment to be a natural or logical consequence.

    I'm old school on alot of things, but not that one. [​IMG]
     

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