(commenting on the article “Brutal Video Emerges Of Female Teacher Violently Attacking Teen Girl, Report Says”)
Silence DoGood: The student was probably disrespecting the teacher, and disrupting the order. The last video shows the student hitting the teacher.
As soon as we get the crazed unions out of the schools, and ban porn and drugs (which conservatives are pretty apathetic and cowardly about), I’m all about bringing back corporal punishment into schools. Very effective a century ago, when a teacher used a paddle (or, if necessary, a bullwhip) on unruly kids.
AllofOurTwists: I don't see what you're obviously seeing. I see a defensive move - the kid swung her arm in nearly a full arc and hit from the side - seated - I might add. There is no way she could have inflicted damage even if she had connected; her weight wasn't behind it. Calling it a punch is disingenuous. What the teacher did - three times - was punching. At no time, in either video, is the kid in an offensive or threatening position.
Why was the sub looming over the kid? Was the kid sleeping? Did the video start in the middle of the altercation? What started it? A smart mouth - heck, even name-calling - does not justify what the video shows this supposed adult doing.
Silence DoGood: The fact is that today's children are the most disrespectful in American history. They need to learn respect through any means necessary.
A short while ago, two years ago, my 17-year-old son defied his mother, in MY home. I ordered him to apologize, he didn't, then defied me. Told him if he said anything else, he'd regret it. He did. He ended up in the bathtub, and got up furious, wanting to fight. Due to a freak brush of my nose against the wall, my face was bloodied, but I don't regret what I wound up doing to him at all, only that I hadn't exercised a lot, and so got out of breath quickly, though I'm pretty fit. Since then, he has been very well-behaved, has excelled in school, and has turned into a model citizen.
Part of love is correction. Tolerating disrespect from a child isn't love, it's hatred. The supreme form of hatred is to ignore another’s wrongdoing. Love corrects, hatred leaves another to destroy itself.