Thursday’s 13: So Much for the “Good Ol’ Days”!

Easy as A, B, C . . . from BB

Punishments to students in the late 1800’s was used as an immediate response to bad behavior, followed by the student immediately returning to classroom learning. This was considered better than suspension from school which would curtail his/her opportunity to learn.

  1. School punishments in the 1800’s included several actions:
  2. Various types of hits were administered to the buttocks or the hand
  3. Children were spanked
  4. Hit across the palm with a thick leather strap
  5. Made to stand in the corner
  6. Wore what was known as a dunce cap
  7. Shamed within their communities
  8. Slapped with a ruler
  9. Given a certain number of lashes
  10. Caned with a rattan cane
  11. Paddled with a wooden paddle, leather strap or wooden yardstick
  12. Whipped
  13. Expelled from school—but only, I assume, as a last resort.

BTW: First country, world-wide, to prohibit corporal punishment: Poland, 1783.

See you day-after-tomorrow for “Saturday’s Softcover”!

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