Corporal punishment seems to be striking a nerve recently. In this case, a football coached told a boy the only way he could get back on the team was to take a few licks from a boat paddle. I posed the question- Aren't we trying to end patterns of violence in schools? Is physical punishment the role of educators? Is it healthy to have students living in fear of getting hit when they come to school? And we wonder why some teens resort to violence to solve their problems.