This link can be fully read only by subscribers. But the first paragraph is enough to make you cry. Most of the civilized world, overwhelmingly, understands that violence against children in the form of "corporal punishment" is a bad idea. Effective discipline is possible -- better --through vigorous application of the brain, not a blunt instrument.
I know: "My daddy whipped the crap out of me and look how good I turned out." Anyway, from the Hot Springs Village Voice:
Corporal punishment, or paddling, should be reinstated at Fountain Lake School District, say roughly 40 elementary school teachers in a petition submitted to the school board last week. Disciplinary issues, particularly in the lower grades, have taxed the nerves of many elementary school teachers, who say too much class time is wasted dealing with unruly children.