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The Educator | 03 Dec 2015, 08:16 AM Agree 0
The future of our entire education system is at risk with increasing stress, threats and violence facing Australian principals taking their toll, warns a new report.
  • Mark Watson | 03 Dec 2015, 11:21 AM Agree 0
    Or contrarywise!

    Last Auditor Generals report I was able to find on the Bictorian State Governent was a female bias of approx 75%
  • Peter | 04 Dec 2015, 12:14 PM Agree 0
    Has anyone noticed that student behaviours in schools have continued to become worse and worse since we got rid of the cane?

    Has anyone actually surveyed all the males who are now about 50 to see what their attitudes towards bringing the cane back actually is?
    Why would you survey this age group? Well, because this is the age group on which the cane was actually used and everyone knows that it was males who were MAINLY (but certainly not always) given the cane.

    Their opinions are crucial. They are in the BEST position to be able to guide society as to whether this form of punishment should be brought back.

    Forget about the politically correct and those who think all forms of corporal punishment should never return. Let's just actually ASK those who got it. They are the ones we need to hear from. (If you never got it, we don't need to hear from you. You are probably part of the problem.)

    Don't think that I'm saying this is the solution to the problems we face with teenagers today. I'm suggesting that it needs to be THOROUGHLY debated in society and if society deems that it should be brought back, then do it.

    No one has the guts to make the hard decisions any more. We keep finding band aid solutions and let's face it, they're not working.

    If they were working, then why do we have so much violence in schools compared to the 70s and 80s?

    Why do we have so many issues with men displaying violence against women (domestic violence)?

    Why do we have so many people in gaols and the need to build more gaols?

    Why do we have so many people in society who SEVERELY lack self control?

    Why do I predict that anyone who bothers to write a comment on here about my comment will most likely disagree with it because all those who agree with it won't have the guts to stand up and say so. :-)

    (I need a bigger soap box.)

  • Luke | 05 Dec 2015, 01:47 PM Agree 0
    Peter, you have hit the nail on the head several times over. You are absolutely correct. Almost every male I have worked with in schools wants to bring the cane back in, but it won't happen because we have stupid women blocking such a move. Probably being blocked by the gays too.

    People simply don't see the link between a good corporal system of punishment and a society where young people grow up respecting elders, each other and themselves. Too many do gooders (aka idiots) have this notion that using corporal punishment breeds violence into children. Nothing could be further from the truth. There is a stack of evidence that this is totally nonsense.

    You point out the 50 age group of men who got the cane. Well, let's just find a fair dinkum researcher to do a study on domestic violence. I bet that males in their 20s and 30s are FAR FAR more likely to be involved in domestic violence against women than men in their 50s and 60s. So, come on researchers, start doing some real research.

    I agree with Peter 100%. Bring back the cane. This country needs corporal punishment (such as a whip) instead of gaols. I'm sick of paying 100 000 a year for every criminal in gaol. Why should we (tax payers) have to pay for that? Why is it that our hard working parents only get about $30 000 a year to survive on after working hard for this nation all their lives and being good citizens and these crims are having
    $100 000 or more spent on them every year. What did they do for society, besides destroy it.
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