Recently a classroom brawl was captured on a cell phone video. Nothing new there, except for that instead of two "students" in a cockfight over some piece-of-ass who probably instigated the whole thing in the first place, it was a student and a TEACHER!!!
In a way, it is similar to the infamous Rodney King video, in that many important parts were left out. And, much like the Rodney King video, I FULLY SUPPORT the asskicker, who in this case was a Black man being viciously taunted by a “student” who was being an asshole.
Although I’m definitely against arming teachers, I’m all for their rights to be respected as human beings. A couple of years ago, I was discussing with a certain foreigner (a PhD holder, and a very cool one at that) the approaches taken in how our respective societies prepare their young. The movie The Gods Must Be Crazy is among the best films ever made in my humble opinion, for the way different things are interpreted in so many different ways.
Anyway, according to the good Doctor, where he's from, when parents send their kids to school, they actually ENCOURAGE the teachers to beat their kids if and when they get out of line. In many countries, teachers are still considered to be honored and honorable pillars of the community, as they should be.