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Many places around the word, students were being canned for disciplinary reasons. This is however until curtain Governments pasted laws for their country, forbidding the hitting of children in their schools. One of the many places were this accorded is in Kenya. The New York Times article, “Spare The Rod and Spoil The Country, A Kenyan Warns” by Marc Lacey talks about both of the opinions on this situation. The Kanyan Government felt that their schools were taking cane a bit too far, because of the many deaths, and children being disable and hospitalized. In the article it is stated that “The illicit caning is often far more violent the paddling that goes on in some American Schools under individual state law.” Many deaths have accorded because of caning, such as the anonymously mother that talks in the article. Her child died just because he stayed outside when recess ended and got whacked on his head. As a result of all of this, the Kanya Government felt it unjust to continue this practice. A trained counselor Shiphrah Gichaga feels that since “Kenya banned caning without providing teachers with adequate skills for controlling their classrooms” and states that since children knew only caning as the weapon against them, now that it is gone, there is nothing else to discipline them. However she is not a supporter and believes it is not needed because if cane is in place, many “ruthless, unkind and unfriendly” teachers will abuse their power. However some school officials, students and parents believe that cane is just and needed. School official like Mr.Kaloki believe that cane is needed in school and at times is the only way to reason with a student. And he has gone to court to try getting caning back in place; however, he has had “little success in pushing his case.” He believes counseling should be involved but that caning is needed with some students. Mr.Kaloki states that the cane is needed the most, with repeat offenders. Saying that there is nothing else...
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