Dear Houston Chronicle Viewpoints, Re: Waco school principal arrested in paddling case
It's good that the La Vega Elementary School (in Waco) principal was arrested for injuring a child during a paddling because it will send a message to other schools that hitting school children with boards is wrong and can cause injuries.
This legalized child abuse in Texas schools must stop! The Texas legislature needs to stop this with legislation or courts need to stop it as a constitutional protection against cruel and unusual punishment. School paddling has been abolished in 30 states but Texas lags behind on protecting children from abuse so it is still legal here. Where are the candidates for Texas governor and legislature on this?
Jimmy Dunne, Pres. People Opposed to Paddling Students, 1306 W. Brooklake Dr., Houston, TX 77077 281.584.9707