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The Times, London, 22 December 1966
Administrative view of the tawse
School teachers in Walsall, Staffordshire are to be asked to
give their views on the use of the tawse as a method of corporal
punishment in primary and secondary schools in the borough.
The Times, London, 30 December 1966
Tawse questions for teachers
From our Correspondent
Stoke-on-Trent, Dec. 29
A questionnaire on whether the tawse, a triple-thonged leather strap, should be used for corporal punishment in schools is to be sent to all head teachers in Walsall, Staffordshire.
The questionnaire, which will be sent to nearly 100 teachers when schools in the town reopen on January 9, is being prepared by Mr. Victor Millson, Director of Education for Walsall. The tawse has been in use in Walsall schools for 50 years.
Mr. Millson said today: "Headmasters will be asked to give their views on the retention or abolition of the tawse. If they say it should be abolished we are asking them what other means of corporal punishment they would like in its place."
Mr. Millson said that the questionnaire would give headmasters the opportunity to express a "modern view" on the subject. "We want to get informed opinion on its use, abolition or substitution."
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