The Pros And Cons Of Physical Punishment In Pakistan

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Did you know in some schools in some countries, the school staff uses physical punishment, if students misbehaves or does bad academically? I was born and raised in Pakistan. Ever since I can remember growing up, I have received physical punishment in Pakistani school system. I never thought anything of it, I felt like it was normal. I was in Pakistani school system for 12 years of my life. However, in 2004, I moved to the United States. When I started to go to school here, I had no idea; they did not use physical punishment in the state of Massachusetts. I was very surprised. I thought to myself, “No matter what I do, I will never get beat up. I can do whatever I want.” Later, I found out I was wrong, Massachusetts educational system did not use physical punishment; however, they used other punishments and penalties to reform and discipline a student. Upon learning that, I started to question the methods used in …show more content…
Physical punishment may affect a person’s self-esteem. The line of discipline and abuse can be very easily crossed. Physical punishment promotes violence. (http://nyln.org/10-prevailing-pros-and-cons-of-corporal-punishment). I believe students can function, behave well and get conditioned to being a successful student without physical punishment. One of the punishments I believe that works well is the punishment I received when I failed the class. The students cannot achieve good grades or get promoted, if they do not contribute with the school rules. For example, in my English class I do not use my cellphone because my teacher Sara Codair has a rule, if she sees anyone using a cellphone during class; she will take their points off their participating grade. These examples show me, how I do not need physical punishment to behave and do well in Massachusetts school

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