Actually YES!!! Do all kids need it? No. But they should all be subject to the same punishment for the same indiscretion. I strongly oppose the situations where schools would send a letter home to have parents sign a permission slip to paddle their kids. Treat them ALL THE SAME! If you attend the school; You should be subject to the same rules and punishments as all the other kids! From what I understand, paddling has pretty much gone the way of the Dodo... Send them to a doctor for ADD and ADHD meds. A few may actually need the drugs but I feel the vast majority are over medicated.