Paddling Still Alive in 20 States But Schools Under Pressure to Spare the Rod Forever

paddling in school

Schools under pressure to abolish corporal punishment.

Tyler Anastopoulos got in trouble for skipping detention at his high school recently, he received the same punishment that students in parts of rural Texas have been getting for generations.

 

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Malaysia May Hold International Conference on Caning Muslim Women

Banda Aceh, women are caned under local Islamic law_

Muslim woman receiving caning

Malaysia may organize an international conference on the issue of caning and whether it is an appropriate punishment for women under Islamic law. Women’s Minister Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said in a statement Tuesday that she would seek Cabinet approval to hold such a conference.

 

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Children Learn Differently After 12 Years Of Age

Children Learn Differently After 12 Years Of Age 

Eight-year-old children have a radically different learning strategy from twelve-year-olds and adults. Eight-year-olds learn primarily from positive feedback (‘Well done!’), whereas negative feedback (‘Got it wrong this time’) scarcely causes any alarm bells to ring. Twelve-year-olds are better able to process negative feedback, and use it to learn from their mistakes. Adults do the same, but more efficiently.

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