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Broomes sides with principal

MARIA BRADSHAW, [email protected]

Broomes sides with principal

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OUTSPOKEN PRINCIPAL Jeff Broomes says there is nothing demeaning or wrong with punishing children by letting them pick up garbage around the school.

“It is a form of community service,” Broomes charged, as he announced that he was wholeheartedly supporting Springer Memorial School principal Pauline Benjamin, who is being criticised by a parent for ordering her daughter to pick up refuse at the school.

“I am totally supporting the principal’s actions. I see absolutely nothing wrong with the punishment meted out by the principal,” Broomes said.

“We in schools are downplaying corporal punishment and trying other ways and means of trying to curb behaviour, and from what I see this is simply a normal practice of community service.”

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