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تاريخ التسجيل : 25/02/2008
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SAMPLE BAC PAPER 2 STREAM: LLEPART ONE: READIND AND INTERPRETING (14pts)Read the text carefully then do the activities
Behind The TimesCaning, the customary British punishment for student misbehaviour, did not end with Tom Brown or Nicholas Nickleby. Britain is still behind the times on behinds, so to speak. Even today, according to a survey compiled by the Society of Teachers Opposed to Physical Punishment (STOPP), a school child is still thrashed somewhere in the country every nineteen seconds. Such whippings may be nearing an end, however, as Britain, the only West European nation that still allows corporal punishment, bows to standards set by the European Court of Human Rights. A bill moving through parliament would forbid caning unless individual parents had registered their approval with school authorities. Despite all its intended humanity, the proposed legislation angered some conservative MP’s who, remembering their own public-school days, support caning as a sacred custom. STOPP and other anticaners oppose the law as unjust. One reason is that some students would be caned with others while others guilty of the same infraction would not. So far, the prospective victims have not been consulted, though they obviously have tender feelings on the matter. Unless they have merciful parents, the only protection for potential canees is to be at least 16 years old and to live in Scotland. According to Scots law, students16 or over are independent of their parents. Under the new legislation, they could decide for themselves whether they cared to be thrashed or not.