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Corporeal Punishment in Schools

School paddlings were once common in the United States, but many states have outlawed corporeal punishment in schools. Yet how prevalent is school paddling these days? Help us find out the answer to this vital question.
How old are you?
9 or younger
10-12
13-15
16-18
19-22
23-28
29-35
36-40
41-50
51 or over
Where do you live?
USA - North Central (OH IN IL MI WI, MN IA MO ND SD NE KS)
USA - North East (ME NH VT MA RI CT NY NJ PA)
USA - South (DE MD DC VA WV NC, SC GA FL KY TN AL MS AR LA OK TX)
USA - West (MT ID WY CO NM AZ UT NV WN OR CA AK HA)
What is your gender?
Male
Female
Does your state allow coporeal punishment in public schools?
Yes, it always has
No, but it did
No, it never has
Should your state allow paddling in public schools?
Yee
No
Were you ever paddled in school?
Yes
No
When were you paddled?
This year
Last year
2-3 years ago
4-5 years ago
6-10 years ago
11-15 years ago
16-20 years ago
21-29 years ago
30-39 years age
40 or more years ago
What grade were you in when you were paddled? (If you were paddled more than once, provide information about your last paddling.)
Kindergarten
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
Why were you paddled?
Cursing
Coming late to class
Coming late to school
Disobeying teacher
Disrupting class
Fighting
Horse play
Skipping class
Skipping detention
Skipping school
Smoking in school or on campus
Talking back to teacher
Talking in class
Who paddled you?
Dean of Boys
Dean of Girls
Principal
Teacher
Did someone of the same gender paddle you?
I'm a female and was paddled by a female.
I'm a female and was paddled by a male.
I'm a male and was paddled by a female.
I'm a male and was paddled by a male.
Where were you paddled?
In Dean's Office
In Principal's Office
In classroom
In the hall
In the coat room
In the teacher's office
What were you paddled with?
Paddle with holes
Paddle without holes
Ruler
Yardstick
How many swats did you receive?
One
Two
Three
Four
Five
Six
More than six
Did you cry?
No
There were tears in my eyes.
Tears ran down my face and I sniffled.
I cried pretty hard.
Were you given a choice between paddling and something else?
No
Yes, I was given a choice between paddling and detention.
Yes, I was given a choice between paddling and expulsion.
Yes, I was given a choice between paddling and suspension.
Yes, I was given a choice between paddling and writing lines.
Did you regret choosing the paddling?
Yes
No
Did your parents have to agree to the paddling?
Yes
No
Do you think you deserved the paddling?
Yes
No
Were you punished at home for being paddled in school?
No
Yes, I got yelled at.
Yes, I lost my allowance.
Yes, I got grounded.
Yes, I lost privileges.
Yes, I got spanked.
This poll was created on 2001-01-18 17:18:50 by Jat789