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|Posted By: Douglas Hainline on May 2, 2012|
|I went to public school in Houston, Texas in the 1950s.|
There was corporal punishment -- infrequent, but present.
There were almost no discipline problems in the classroom, at least in the schools I went to (which were mediocre schools in working class areas).
I believe that this situation was typical in classrooms around the world, and stil is in some countries.
The US and the UK have pretty much abolished corporal punishment in schools.
This trend has correlated with an enormous rise in discipline problems in classrooms.
Do you think there could be a connection?