Judge Orders School to Reinstate Spanking Supporter

January 23, 2006

A New York State appeals court on Wednesday ruled that Le Moyne College was wrong to dismiss a student who wrote a paper in support of corporal punishment in elementary school classrooms.

Scott McConnell was dismissed from the graduate education program in January 2005 because of a paper he wrote two months earlier that advocated "corporal punishment," including spanking, as an effective means to create an ideal learning environment...

Schools: Le Moyne College Cases: Le Moyne College: Dismissal of Student for Dissenting Views