A Good Crack: One of Those Core Values

Abby Zimet

Reason #762 Not to Live in Texas: The kids in Temple are way
well-behaved these days since the city brought back paddling
- after parents, many of whom paddle at home, demanded it
and the school board happily complied. Corporal punishment is still
legal in 20, mostly southern states, but the House is looking at a ban -
particularly in light of a study showing that students with
disabilities are disproportionately punished. Still, Texas is having
none of it. God love 'em, 'cause we don't. 


Never Miss a Beat.

Get our best delivered to your inbox.

"We're rural central Texas. We're very well educated, but still there
are those core values. Churches are full on Sundays," said John Hancock,
assistant superintendent of administration for the
Temple schools and an educator for 40 years.
"This is a tool we'd like in the toolbox for responding to discipline

This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news outlet. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Won't Exist.

Please select a donation method:

Share This Article

More in: