And I was raised by a Gentle Man who NEVER hit either of his children, who never lost his temper, but only loved us and treated us with respect and love.
NO teacher has the right to hit ANY child and if any teacher had tried to hit either of my children, I'd have gone round there and walloped them four times as hard. It's preposterous that this abuse has been allowed to continue for so long and that some people, even to this day, feel it should be brought back bigtime.
The way to teach children is first to LIKE them and have a two-way Respect going on. Also, teach them in very small classes, not 30/40 children to ONE adult. That's insanity, always has been and is the cause of so very many major problems in schools, where children feel lost, cast adrift and so often, worried sick.