Corporal Punishment Should Be Reintroduced in Schools.

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Resolved: Corporal punishment should be reintroduced in schools.

My partners and I firmly negate the resolution that corporal punishment should be reintroduced in schools.

We cite, one, ineffectiveness of corporal punishment, two, physical and mental damage done to students, and three, fostering violence in society as major reasons why corporal punishment in schools are rightly banned in Korea and many other countries.

Contention 1, Corporal punishment is ineffective for behavioral education for students. According to Alan Kazdin, professor of psychology and child psychiatry at Yale University, punishment doesn't do much to improve children behavior. (Evidence) He states, "Research shows that even if punishment temporarily stops unwanted behavior, it will return at the same rate, or worse, in the hours or days to come. Your child’s resistance to punishment escalates as fast as the severity of the punishment does, or even faster, so you have to get harsher and harsher to achieve the same result". (Warrant) Professor Kazdin's statement proves that although corporal punishment might seem a way to teach students discipline, like my opponents argue, it is only a temporarily act and bad behavior will come back even stronger. This explains why corporal punishment is ineffective and why corporal punishment in Korea was so severe: in order to regulate stronger growing bad behavior.

Contention 2,Teachers punishing students show bad examples to students and foster violence in society.According to bangkokpost.com,three student try to burn school because of teacher's punishment. And that three student maybe get punishment again. Alan Kazdin, professor of psychology and child psychiatry at Yale University, he says "Hitting teaches hitting as the way to respond to life’s problems; yelling teaches yelling; becoming angry teaches anger, and so on." So Teachers punishing students show bad examples to students and foster violence in society. Then we have to...
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