Nah, not that kind of thread.
"Corporal punishment in schools remains legal in 21 U.S. states and is used frequently in 13: Missouri, Kentucky, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Florida, according to data received from the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education and cited in the report.
The highest percentage of students receiving corporal punishment was in Mississippi, with 7.5 percent of students. The highest number was in Texas, with 48,197 students.
“When you talk to local school officials, they point to the fact that it’s quick and it’s effective – and that’s true,” Farmer said. “It doesn’t take much time to administer corporal punishment, and you don’t have to hire someone to run a detention or an after-school program.”
I myself have taught in several situations and there really are times when a kid needs a good swift crack across the legs or forearms (like threatening to kill you and/or your kids)…or even sometimes getting to the ‘bottom’ of the difficulty. (And STFU EmilyQ)
I was once witness, along with a female teacher, to a principal giving a freshman girl a good paddling for getting caught smoking and calling the teacher ‘motherfucker’. She deserved more than the 3 she got, and a lot harder.