So many people who are advanced in years take a romantic view of corporal punishment that was administered on them as children. There may be a few rare instances where physical force must be used to bring discipline into place. However, I believe in most instances bad behavior is the opportunity for a teaching moment. I believe teachers need the latitude to venture away from the curriculum and talk about life. Children who do not get this at home are especially deprived. Rather than the classroom slavishly adhering to preparation for a standardized test, we need to teach pupils so that they will be prepared for the test of life.