Having found my old high school on FB, the subject of physical punishment came up. I found out that my biology teacher, Mr. Summers, who I was belted by for doing something that could have been sorted out with a few sharp words. Of course, the belt was the answer to all problems caused by lazy and unimaginative teaching.
Now it annoys me even more when I found out he didn’t accept evolutionary theory. I don’t know which was worse: immoral physical punishment or unprofessional educational practice?