Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Classic One-Sided Reporting on Corporal Punishment

No time to digress today, but check this story out. It deals with the subject of corporal punishment in American schools, and is a classic example of one-sided bias. No voices at all to challenge the data and conclusions reached in these "expert studies."

The experts have increasingly had it their way in the majority of states for the last 30 or more years, and the public schools continue to slide in an ever-increasing downward spiral. No discipline allowed for fears that will hurt the child's fragile self-esteem.



Anonymous said...

Funny too is how the different news reports worded it.

The Yahoo article you linked to has it as "Paddlings, swats, licks. A quarter of a million schoolchildren got them last year..."

Reuters has it as "More than 200,000 children were hit as punishment in U.S. schools last year.." Later in the article it quotes some nutcase: "Every public school needs effective methods of discipline but beating kids teaches violence and it doesn't stop bad behavior."

Solameanie said...

Did you also note the chart/graphic they used with "Beatings" in the headline?

Their bias so obvious. I'd love to give them a good spanking.

Anonymous said...

I noticed it earlier.

Indeed it is amazing.