I voted yes with permission. Flame away!
When I was in the first grade I got caught peeling the paint off the bathroom doors. I wasn't the first to start it but I was the one caught so I was sent to the principle. I don't think I deserved a spanking for such a small infraction but that stuck with me. It was embarrassing having to hold my ankles, it was embarrassing having the rest of the kids know I got it, and then I got it again at home!
I'm not huge into spanking, really doesn't work with my kid. She freaks out and wiggles and screams, usually I use consequences and rewards. But, she knows da%n well I'm ticked when I reach that point. It's always been for the intolerables like yelling at me or throwing things. I've only spanked her 3 times and she quit the bad behavior so far. I think she would pass out if her teacher spanked her, and she knows it.
As for at school... Let em have it. It is disrupting at school for kids to have little to no respect for the teachers and takes up too much time dealing with their unruly behavior. By all means utilize consequences and rewards, but when that fails they MUST be shown that the teachers mean business. Our private school does it and I'm all for it. One kid is constantly disrupting class and last week DD told me he finally got a spanking. He has straightened up for now, the boys were also getting out of control on the playground so they all got lined up and spanked. I asked DD's teacher about it and so far so good. The kids do chores at school, take care of the smaller children and help them with schoolwork, it's a community environment where everyone chips in and the kids are all turning out great.
It drives me crazy when kids wiggle around during time out, I can't stand the way some kids I know back talk their teachers. They aren't getting it at home and there are no real consequences for their bad behavior. Boo hoo, got my I Pod taken away, I'll actually go play outside. That is not a punishment. As far as psychologists and their studies... Well spanking has been done throughout history, I think it's ok when REALLY NEEDED.
I'm also all for public humiliation too, I agree with "boarding" and would employ the same measures. Some day that kid WILL be publicly embarrassed if they aren't disciplined at home, rather they be embarrassed sooner than later when there are REAL consequences.