I was interviewed yesterday on 2UE – talking about school suspensions and punishment. I noted that one or two school across Australia allowed corporal punishment and agreed that if the school communities approved I did not have a problem (related to those one or two schools).
Reports in today’s press like that below are totally wrong and guilty of misrepresenting what I said. When referring to the phys’ ed teacher at Broady High over 45 years ago – I said those days of physical punishment are long gone. But, then again, never let the truth get in the way of a good story. To say I backed calls for corporal punishment to be reinstated is an egregious mistruth.
CHILDREN should face physical pain – such as from the cane or strap – if teachers want to effectively discipline students, the head of the Abbott government’s curriculum review believes.
Kevin Donnelly has backed calls for corporal punishment to be reinstated across Australian schools, amid fears other discipline styles are too weak and let students relax and avoid classwork.
as posted to Facebook
Just goes to show just how keen the leftist media are to demonise conservatives that the wall to wall reporting so misrepresents what Kevin Donnelly actually said about corporal punishment had I not been his FB friend I too might be saying What the fuck Kevin?