Some people say physical punishment is very quick and effective remedy to correct students’ wrong behavior. However, I think physical punishment should be banned for the following three reasons.
First, physical punishment is use of violence in essence no matter how you explain it. Violence creates more violence. Teachers tend to use more violence if it is not effective in a specific case. In addition, students irritate teachers’ violence. They may use violence against teachers or other students. Violence repeats itself and it may result in a severe injury. If you don’t use corporal punishment, you can explain and persuade students to do what they should do, instead.
Second, physical punishment has negative effect on both students and teachers. Students have a grudge against teachers when they have physical punishment. They will try to get even with teachers. So, they will resort to violence when they want to do something. Teachers are also harmed by physical punishment. They have to be in trouble when they want to discipline students. They use physical punishment, they might be arrested and be accused of assault, battery and injury. Even though they are not punished in the criminal case, which leads to not being able to hone their educational skills and draw their voluntary power to solve the problem.
Violence seems to be a quick remedy they want to resort to. However, it is not an appropriate way to discipline students. Efforts of explanation and persuasion are required to discipline them. Corporal punishment makes the situation worse, and doesn’t generate student’ reflection, willingness to improve their delinquency.