Dear Readers,

Please check out our new Opinion Poll on whether young children should be taught in their mother tongue, and cast your vote by the end of November 2017. As you know …

your opinion counts

Our October 2017 poll was about whether students should be punished or not:

Should students be punished?

Yes. When you don’t punish students you erode discipline and encourage unruly behavior. With certain disciplinary issues, punishment is the only thing that works. (12%, 5 Votes)

No. Positive guidance works better than punishment when it comes to teaching students right from wrong. (88%, 36 Votes)

The result of this opinion poll was in favour of not punishing students. The overwhelming majority (88%) of respondents believe that students should not be punished because guiding them positively is a better option for disciplinary purposes. On the other hand a small minority (5%) felt that punishment was necessary because if teachers don’t punish children it erodes discipline and encourages them to misbehave.