A school in Hephzibah, Georgia, is drawing national attention after sending consent forms to parents informing them of a new policy of using paddling as a form of punishment for students.
Corporal punishment has been a long standing tradition in private and catholic schools, however, there is a lack of empirical evidence showing that corporal punishment leads to better control in the classroom
The Georgia School of Innovation and the Classics (GSIC), a kindergarten-through-9th-grade charter school, is bringing back paddling — spanking a child on the behind with a wooden board — as a form of discipline. The school reported that about 100 parents sent back the forms, and one-third gave the school consent to paddle their child.
Maria Luce, the Empowered Mom, dropped by the show to talk about this method of punishment and whether or not it is effective