Kansas Bill Would Allow Spanking In School That Leaves Marks | Roland Martin Reports

Kansas Bill Would Allow Spanking In School That Leaves Marks

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TOPEKA, Kan. — A Kansas lawmaker is proposing a bill that would allow teachers, caregivers and parents to spank children hard enough to leave marks.

Current Kansas law allows spanking that doesn’t leave marks. State Rep. Gail Finney, a Democrat from Wichita, says she wants to allow up to 10 strikes of the hand and that could leave redness and bruising. The bill also would allow parents to give permission to others to spank their children.

It would continue to ban hitting a child with fists, in the head or body, or with a belt or switch.

Finney says she wants to restore parental rights and improve discipline.

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  • fhall

    I am glad I do not live in Kansas, I spanked my kids when they were little, I spank my grandkids and great grandkids when they need it , but the very thought of someone who gets paid to be around them, does not love them and may be a hidden or not so hidden mean and hateful person makes me think that whoever proposed this makes me think, they need to be spanked.

    • Ricky Town

      That’s why these kids are so out or order and disrespectful to adults. When we grew up the teachers mean and good disciplined us. The classrooms were never out of order.

  • fhall

    One of mine acts up in school (or anywhere else for that matter) call me I will come and do the spanking if I decide it is warranted.

  • Ashley

    I’m type of parent personality that fair and balanced. Not a strict displinarian or authoritarian parent either. However if my children were to misbehave and act up I do believe in giving occassional spankings without the marks or injuries. If my child mishaved at school it’s best to call me and I will administer the spanking myself especially if it’s a behavior issue the only exception that would allow some else to smack my child is if there was a safety concern or when behavior effects safety around other children, a teacher or caregiver will be allowed to administer no more than 2-5 to spanks on the child without marks.

  • Ashley

    I’m type of parent personality that fair and balanced. Not a strict displinarian or authoritarian parent either. However if my children were to misbehave and act up I do believe in giving occassional spankings without the marks or injuries. If my child mishaved at school it’s best to call me and I will administer the spanking myself especially if it’s a behavior issue the only exception that would allow some else to smack my child is if there was a safety concern or when behavior effects safety around other children, a teacher or caregiver will be allowed to administer no more than 2-5 to spanks on the child without marks.

  • Ashley

    For 90% percent of try alternative approaches to spankings such as extra homework, school work, write a essay report, take recess or free time away, give a lunch detention, fill out a think sheet, students having conflict with each other such as fighting, kicking, or hitting have them tell their side of the story before discipline action takes: one mistake that many teachers have made is punishing a innocent student for something they never did, and is wrongfully accused, etc. It’s best to contact me if my child acted up or misbehaved in class and if I decided that a spanking is necessary it will be administered at the school or at home. I am not the type of parent that believes in giving spankings for every mistake my child does nor am the overpunitive type. Epesians 6:4 Fathers did not be irritating your children, but bring them up in admonition and discipline of Jehovah.