"The Cult(ure) of Homework" and Detention
|Above copied from Big Nate "A Good Old-Fashioned Wedgie"|
On detention, research is also clear. "Sanctions such as asking pupils to miss break, or giving detentions, are seen to be counter-productive in encouraging pupils to work hard in class," is one of the major findings provided by Ruth Payne in "Using rewards and sanctions in the classroom: pupils’ perceptions of their own responses to current behaviour management strategies", an article published in Educational Review.
And I do not have to look far to see that detention is not applied fairly. The following is what we have at Fairfax county.