Thursday, August 21, 2008

A paddle or a pill? Which is the better form of behavioral discipline?

Human Rights Watch and the ACLU are concerned about the paddling that is still going on in some schools. The use of this cruel and inhumane punishment is apparently most prevalent way down South in the land of cotton, wouldn't you know. And what's worse, it is practiced more often with minority children.

You've got to envy all those white Yankee children, whose disciplinary problems are dealt with using the much more humane, civilized, and modern method of behavior management which consists of the administration of psychotropic drugs.

No word from Human Rights Watch and the ACLU on which will have the worse long term effect.

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