When I first read this story I thought about the theme song for Welcome Back Kotter "Welcome back, your dreams were your ticket out".
School administrators will be allowed to paddle students of the opposite sex under a rule approved unanimously Monday night (9-25-12) by the school board in the North Texas community of Springtown.
Superintendent Michael Kelley said Tuesday the new policy would ensure both male and female students are treated equally since there are not enough administrators of both genders in some schools in Springtown, which has a population of about 2,600.
Under the previous policy, corporal punishment could only be carried out by an administrator who was of the same gender as the student. The new policy says that a school official of the same gender as the student must be in the room where the paddling takes place and that parents must provide written permission for their child to be paddled.The punishment involves striking students on their clothed rear with a wooden paddle.
And now step back and watch as the machine known as the ACLU gears up for a major assault on this school board and Superintendent....watch and see!