I wrote a while back about discipline in schools. I guess I did not understand how wide spread the practice of beating students is in middle schools.
I asked a group of girls who will be coming to my school next term how many were beaten in middle school. All of them...the loud and naughty girls, the quiet and studious ones, all of them. I understand the tradition of disciplining students here, but I have to say that I am shocked, and a bit dismayed, that kids are beaten across the board in middle schools.