Rowland Nethaway's Self-Esteem Movement Not Helping Student

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In Rowland Nethaway’s article “Self-Esteem Movement Not Helping Student” he expresses that physical and mental adversity breeds success. Nethaway expresses that in his childhood paddlings were common because of its effective use of humiliation. In the 1960s paddling took a back seat to what was the beginning of the Self-Esteem Movement. This movement believes the concept that encourages building the esteem of their children by almost any means necessary. This movement not only affects the academic aspects of their students but it also seems to affect their non-academic aspects such as recess. Schools across the nation are beginning to prohibit games such as tag, football, and soccer because of their inherently physical nature.

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