Breaking the Paddle, has placed in the 2014 Eric Hoffer
Book Awards, with an honorable mention in the Reference
Breaking The Paddle: Ending School Corporal Punishment wins two awards
announced as a winner of Eric Hoffer Book Award 2014 (REFERENCE-NON-FICTION)
From: The US Review of Books. http://www.theusreview.com/USRhoffer.html
“Breaking the Paddle: Ending School Corporal Punishment, Nadine A. Block, Center for Effective Discipline – Block seeks to highlight that school corporal punishment is still legal in many places and to help people in those locations who are trying to pass laws to make it illegal. To reach these goals, Block discusses her organization’s struggle to pass a law outlawing it in Ohio, their eventual success, and many tips and suggestions from her organization’s experiences. Others can learn from their successes, setbacks, and roadblocks. There are also many examples of the counter-arguments that people seeking to outlaw school corporal punishment can expect to hear from those in favor, including responses that people and organizations can make to these counter-arguments. The book is supplemented with tables and extensive endnotes.”
Please note that it is available at Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Paddle-Ending-Corporal-Punishment/dp/0615830099 and other onlin bookstores.
More information is available at www.nadineblock.com as well as a student reading/discussion guide for the book.
“Block writes in an engaging manner, combining memoir, history, and a powerful rationale for ending school corporal punishment. In this book, parents, educators and professionals who work with families will find tools for protecting children from this outdated and harmful discipline.”
-Ted Strickland, State of Ohio Governor, 2006-2010
“One hundred years from now, people will marvel that we once lived in a country where violence against children was not only condoned but sanctioned by law. This future generation will also be grateful for the work of Nadine Block and so many others who fought the good fight to end the infliction of pain as a means of disciplining children. This book tells the story of these courageous few – and shows us all there is still time to be on the right side of history.”
– Victor Vieth, Executive Director, National Child Protection Training Center
“At the time when efforts to bring American school children under the cloak of fundamental human rights guarantees were in their very earliest stages, and calls for reform consisted of a mere few, faint voices in the wilderness, Nadine Block entered the scene. She quickly became a key player. Today, thanks in large part to her efforts, that voice in the wilderness has grown into a grand chorus, and the reform we yearned for – extending to school children the same fundamental legal protection against assault and battery that applies to everyone else – is now within grasp. Thank you, Nadine, for sharing the poignant details of your journey in Breaking the Paddle: Ending School Corporal Punishment.”
– Jordan Riak, Executive Director of Parents and Teachers Against Violence in Education