Kansas lawmaker wants to give teachers the power to spank children

Caregivers and teachers in Kansas could soon have more power to spank children.

Lawmakers in Kansas are considering a bill that would lighten the spanking laws, which would allow parents or anyone given permission by a parent to spank hard enough to leave redness or bruising.

Supporters of the measure say kids are losing respect for authority and that parents need to be able to discipline without fear.

The bill would allow up to 10 strikes of the hand and smacks, but strikes with a fist or belt would be considered battery or abuse.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

1 Comment


Related Stories


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 525 other followers