Feedback at 5:00: Discipline Debate - Northern Michigan's News Leader

Feedback at 5:00: Discipline Debate

Posted: Updated:

The debate over discipline is heating up in Kansas.

Lawmakers are looking at a new bill that would give school teachers and caregivers more power to spank children.

It suggests lightening the spanking laws, and allowing parents or anyone given permission by a parent to spank hard enough to leave redness or bruising.  

Child abuse experts say spanking is not effective and leads to more aggressive behavior.

Supporters of the measure say children need to be taught respect.

Corporal punishment is banned in Michigan.

Where do you stand in the debate and why?

It's tonight's Feedback at 5:00.