Do Detentions Actually Help High School Students?
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This debate is over the idea of after-school detention and whether it does or does not help high school students.
I do not believe that after-school detentions help high school students in any capacity. I will be basing this belief off of the following points:
(1) Detentions do not help the student's personal relationships.
(2) Detentions do not help the student's academic standing.
(3) Detentions do not help the student's work ethic.
(4) Detentions do not help the student's overall preparedness for the real world.
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At my school detention is called in-school suspension, but it goes by ISS, so when I first heard of it I thought they were talking about the International Space Station. XD
If you came to class 20 minutes late, then I think you should be required to make that 20 minutes up in your study hall class or directed studies or any other study-type program different schools have implemented. I don't think one solution would work for every single school (since a lot of school systems work differently) but I think a good place to start would be the student making up that time during school hours instead of after school hours which in my opinion negatively affects not only the teacher but the student as well.
If I came 20 minutes late to class, what should the punishment be?
I think peer on peer tutoring already exists. It would be nice if it became more prominent within schools, but I don't know how there would be time for it.
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I think that a peer system would work (kind of like a "Big Brothers, Big Sisters" type deal) where struggling students are paired with high-achieving students that volunteer to mentor their peers. Mandatory tutoring could also work, however, whether or not it will actually help the student academically I'd be skeptical of.
What alternative punishment do you propose?
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