Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Documentary Explores Spanking in Schools
Would you give teachers permission to use corporal punishment (spanking, hitting, etc.) on your child in school if it were legal? I sure don't! It turns out that in 20 states, including North Carolina, the use of corporal punishment as a disciplinary measure, is still allowed! The documentary film, The Board of Education, which is scheduled to be released sometime this year, examines the use of corporal punishment (spanking, hitting, etc.) in the U.S. public school system. Director Jared Abrams takes an in-depth and personal look at this controversial issue. In the film, Abrams actually returns to the school where he was hit as a child. Serving as script consultant is Javier Grillo-Marxuach, who has worked as a producer for such television shows as Lost, Medium, and Charmed.