We can’t beat our way out of it
By Jensen La Vende
April 21, 2022 – newsday.co.tt
Speaking with the media at the Piarco International Airport on Thursday, Dr Rowley said a better approach must be used.
“There is no intention to beat our way out of this,” Rowley said when asked if the re-introduction of corporal punishment would be used to curb school violence.
In a media release on Thursday, the Education Ministry said it assembled a team to look at appropriate measures to curb school violence since suspension seems to have the opposite effect. The ministry said suspension now is seen as a “badge of honour.” The statement said based on the School Discipline Matrix, suspension is one of the most severe punishment used as a deterrent.
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