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BARRY COUNTY SCHOOL. --

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1BARRY POLICE COURT.

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CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IN SCHOOLS.

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CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IN SCHOOLS. To the Editor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,-Such cases as assaults upon Teachers by Parents, and of Teachers upon their Pupils, as have recently been reported in the Press are to be deplored, and are discreditable to the teaching profession. The charge of assault brought against a teacher employed at the Lan Schools, which was heard at the Pontypridd Police court a few days ago, is typical of what is likely to follow the use of corporal punishment in schools. It has been abolished from the schools of every other civilised country, but we continue to plod in the old ruts of custom and brutality." So far the National Union of Teachers has not produced a method of maintaining discipline without the use of corporal punishment, and in this respect the American teachers are forging ahead of us. They are speedily adopting the practice of pupil self- government and the method known as the School City System," which has produced excellent results on the character and conduct of the children. Sir John Gorst has recently stated that one of the two great obstacles to the improve- ment of elementary schools in this country is the use of corporal punishment, and continues- corporal punishment terrifies the children it makes them hate school and escape from it as much as they can it exasperates those parents who do not beat their children themselves, and resent its being done by persons to whom they are compelled by law to entrust them. I think if one of my own little girls bad ever been beaten by a schoolmaster, no fine and no imprisonment would ever have induced me to send her back to ,his school." Certainly something should be done to improve the discipline in our schools.—I am, &c., 22, Battlefield Avenue, RonsRT HENDERSON. Langside, Glasgow.

GOLF: RADYR V. BARRY.