Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, January 12, 2019

While talking to a pediatrician and fellow early-childhood researcher, Dr. Melissa Bright heard something that stopped her in her tracks: Child abuse spikes after report cards come out. Bright, a research scientist in the University of Florida's Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies, couldn't find any studies to back up what doctors have long observed. So she and the pediatrician, Dr. Randell Alexander, chief of the Division of Child Protection and Forensic Pediatrics at the UF College of Medicine in Jacksonville, collaborated with other scientists to launch one. After comparing a year's worth of verified child abuse cases to the dates elementary school report cards were issued, the researchers found a correlation between report cards and child abuse -- but only when grades went home on a Friday.

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Welllll..... isn't the whole reason ya have kids so you can play with em?

#1 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-01-12 05:23 PM | Reply

Beatings will continue until morale and grades have improved

#2 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-01-12 10:17 PM | Reply

Hey, at least the old man is paying attention to me for once.

#3 | Posted by madscientist at 2019-01-13 12:32 PM | Reply

So...people primitive enough to believe that beating their children is beneficial, often do so irrationally.

What a surprise.

#4 | Posted by Angrydad at 2019-01-13 01:16 PM | Reply

So alt-right hilljacks beat their kids? This is news somehow? I thought that was common knowledge.

#5 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-01-13 01:45 PM | Reply

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