Anti-Corporal Punishment Editorials — 1871-2013

  1. HANDS OFF - Our View: Here's why spanking students is sure to backfire.
    Editorial - Fayetteville Observer, December 16, 2013

  2. END IT - Our View: Hitting kids doesn't work
    Editorial - Fayetteville Observer, October 8, 2013

  3. Editorial: Positive parenting, not physical punishment, By John Fletcher, MB BChir MPH, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Medical Association Journal, September 4, 2012

  4. Editorial: Schools should get past paddling, Beaumont Enterprise, July 11, 2012

  5. In our view: Stop 'paddling' in schools, The Herald, Everett, Washington, May 9, 2012

  6. Editorial: End spanking in public schools, USA Today, May 8, 2012

  7. OUR VIEW: End paddling in schools, By Enterprise editorial staff, Beaumont Enterprise, May 8, 2012

  8. Editorial: Hitting - Once and for all, end the paddling controversy, By Fayobserver.com, March 23, 2012

  9. Editorial: We should not encourage parents to turn to violence, By Jackson Citizen Patriot staff, March 12, 2012

  10. Editorial: The trouble with spanking, Vancouver Sun, February 10, 2012

  11. Editorial: Judge who beat teen should know better, Chicago Sun-Times, November 7, 2011

  12. Our View: Educate parents about value of nonviolent discipline, Editorial The Standard-Times, New Bedford, Massachusetts, October 9, 2011

  13. No spanking over parents' wishes, By Editorial Board, statesman.com, Texas, May 13, 2011

  14. EDITORIAL Corporal Punishment Must Stop... for all our sakes, By Sir Frank Peters, New Age, Bangladesh, May 6, 2011

  15. EDITORIAL Corporal punishment is unethical, By Shafiqul Alam, The Financial Express, Bangladesh, May 4, 2011

  16. EDITORIAL: Spare the rod, please, By Walter Rubel, wrubel@lcsun-news.com, Sun-News, April 3, 2011

  17. Would Jesus beat a kid?, Keith Magill, Executive Editor, DailyComet.com, March 26, 2011

  18. Time to end corporal punishment, By John M. Crisp, Scripps Howard News Service, March 21, 2011

  19. Court ruling isn't a green light for parents to whack kids, By Star-Ledger Editorial Board, Star-Ledger, February 3, 2011

  20. Ban on physical punishment in schools - Counselling and training of teachers may be necessary, The Daily Star, Bangladesh, August 11, 2010

  21. Shame on Arkansas, Guest Editorial By Jordan Riak, Arkansas Times, April 3, 2008

  22. Anti-smacking bill passes by landslide with only three MPs voting no, The New Zealand Herald, May 3, 2007

  23. Democracy will survive the smacks, The New Zealand Herald, April 2, 2007

  24. Ban the paddle: N.C. lawmakers should prohibit corporal punishment, The Charlotte Observer, March 23, 2007

  25. Stop Spanking, Winston-Salem Journal, March 21, 2007

  26. Paddle Policy: A push to ban corporal punishment in public schools deserves high marks. It's time the state stopped spanking students, News & Observer (North Carolina), March 19, 2007

  27. Stop paddling students; Lawmakers should ban corporal punishment statewide, The Charlotte Observer, January 4, 2007

  28. Taiwan bans corporal punishment in schools; moves toward being an advanced, nurturing society , Taiwan Journal, December 22, 2006

  29. Schools have alternatives to corporal punishment, Muskogee Phoenix, November 17, 2006

  30. A reevaluation of corporal punishment, [Korea] The Hankyoreh, August 21, 2006

  31. State-sanctioned abuse, St. Petersburg Times, April 9, 2006

  32. Ban the corporal punishment of children , The Manila Times, March 31, 2006

  33. Sparing the rod, Commercial Appeal, September 1, 2005

  34. Union school board flunks, Charlotte Observer, March 12, 2005

  35. Problems with paddling -- Corporal punishment is applied inconsistently, should end, The Charlotte Observer, February 21, 2005

  36. Stop Paddling Students The Charlotte Observer, February 10, 2005

  37. Editorial: Another chance to ban paddles The Commercial Appeal (Tennessee), October 10, 2004

  38. It is time to stop putting children second in the UK and USA, The Lancet, July 17, 2004

  39. Expel the paddles from public schools, Commercial Appeal (Tennessee), June 27, 2004

  40. Sparing the Rod, Memphis Flyer (Tennessee), June 26, 2004

  41. No Spanking Day, Daily News (Sri Lanka), April 30, 2004

  42. Abolish: There is no need for corporal punishment in the public schools, Pacific Daily News (Guam), November 2, 2003

  43. Culture of abuse, The Press, Canterbury, New Zealand, 10 October 2003

  44. Spare the rod, The Statesman (Kolkata, India), July 3, 2003

  45. School system should stop paddling right now, The Jackson Sun, June 1, 2003

  46. End this abuse. Smacking children is always wrong, The Guardian (U.K.), May 3, 2003

  47. The abuse of children is not negotiable, The Globe and Mail (Toronto), March 17, 2003

  48. Put up the paddle, Huntsville Times (Ala.), March 11, 2003

  49. States too slow to spare the child, part with the rod, USA Today, August 22, 2002

  50. Bush wrong on corporal punishment, Chattanooga Times - Free Press, May 22, 2001

  51. Spare the rod--Washington shouldn't encourage corporal punishment, (Pittsburgh) Post-Gazette, May 21, 2001

  52. Breaking the Hickory Stick, The New York Times, May 7, 2001

  53. A lesson learned: Spare the rod, (Thailand) Bangkok Post, September 15, 2000

  54. Maine: Corporal punishment defined, Kennebec Journal / Waterville Morning Sentinel, March 1, 2000

  55. Texas must stop school spanking, EDITORIAL, Corpus Christi Caller-Times, February 10, 2000

  56. Law shouldn't absolve adults who hit kids, The Toronto Star, December 15, 1997

  57. Corporal Stupidity, San Francisco Chronicle, January 11, 1996

  58. End legal child abuse; stop school paddlings, USA Today, July 18, 1994

  59. Sparing the Child, The New York Times, March 3, 1987

  60. It's a bad lesson to teach our children, Speaking in support of H.B. 1617, California corporal punishment ban, Caroline Wean, Vice President and General Manager of KPIX-TV, 1985 (Allow download time for audio.)

  61. Have We Lost the Children?, The Weekly Journal, Orleans County, Vermont June 27, 1984

  62. Children at School, The New York Times, January 22, 1871


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