One simple solution – take away their weapons!
Just look at many school parade grounds at morning assemply and you see teachers strutting around like concentration camp guards, weapons at the ready, seeking out their latest victim.
Many Thai teachers claim they need the sticks to “point at the blackboard” but anyone who has any intelligence understands that this is just an excuse. After all teachers in other countries dont need them and Thai teachers have arms and fingers the same as those teachers.
There can only be ONE reason for a teacher to mcarry a cane, and we all know what reason is. They are used to intimidate kids and make them scared. Even if they don’t actually hit the children that is the only logical reason for a teacher to carry a cane.
Of course banning the canes will not stop teachers abusing children using their hands or rulers or other implements but it would go a long way to sending the right message that modern society will no longer accept teaching by fear.
It is ILLEGAL for teachers to use these weapons so why is it OK for them to carry them?
It is no coincidence that the vast majority of the Top 100 performing schools have outlawed corporal punishment and do not allow teachers to carry weapons.