California School Report Volume 1

California School Report Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...Common Schools Decisions, 102.) " 2. The teacher to have the benefit of any reasonable doubt.--The Supreme Court of Vermont recently gave a very able opinion on this subject, from which we extract the following: A schoolmaster has the right to inflict reasonable corporal punishment. He must exercise reasonable judgment and discretion in determining when to punish and to What extent. In determining upon what is a reasonable punishment various considerations must be regarded--the nature 'of the offence, the apparent motive and disposition of the offender, the influence of his example and conduct upon others, and the sex, age, size, and strength of the pupil to be punished. Among reasonable persons much difference prevails as to the ' circumstances which will justify the infliction of punishment, and the extent to which it may properly be administered. On account of this difference of opinion, and the difliculty which exists in determining what is a reasonable punishment, and the advantage which the master has, by being on the spot, to know all the circumstances, the manner, look, tone, gestures of the oifender, (which are not always easily described, ) and thus to form a correct opinion as to the necessity and extent of the punishment, considerable allowance should he made to the teacher by way of protecting him in the exercise of his discretion. Especially should he have this indulgence when he appears to have acted from good motives, and not from anger or malice. Hence the teacher is not to be held liable on the ground of excess of punishment, unless the punishment is clearly excessive, and would be held so in the general judgment of reasonable men. 1f the punishment be thus clearly excessive, then the master should be held...
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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236888251
  • 9781236888259