I was talking with a friend about the kinds of punishments they used to use in school that would be grounds for arrest nowadays. My kindergarten teacher used to tape our mouths shut with masking tape if we talked when we weren't supposed to. If you smiled or continued to talk she'd put on lots of tape. My lunch lady used to make the boys hold a chair in each arm and yell at them if the chair was lowered. I remember the teacher smacking the boys on the butt with a ruler in front of the class. My kindergarten teacher also made us sit in a box with a chair in it if were were unruly. I remember copying a page out of a dictionary for talking too much. I remember writing lines like "I will not push my friend's head into the drinking fountain water" over and over. Do they still do that? My mom had to walk around with a piece of gum on the end of her nose for chewing gum in class. What did they do in YOUR old school days when you had to walk uphill both ways in the snow with holes in your shoes?