Commentary Strange Fruit

Happy 2018, y’all!

This week we’re joined by one of Doc’s former students, Chelsie Griffin. Chelsie is now a teacher herself — of fifth-graders in Louisiana’s Ascension Parish. In her district, corporal punishment is still allowed in school.

Chelsie and Doc talk about discipline techniques that work — and don’t work — in their respective classrooms. And we all tackle the issue of physical punishment in black households.

We also share some hair-raising stories from this past New Year’s Eve, and talk about whether resolutions are worth making.

Laura oversees WFPL's podcast strategy and produces Curious Louisville, where listeners submit questions and our reporters find out the answers.