Teachers should not be allowed to give detentions of any sort

April 24, 2015, 9:39 am

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The debate "Teachers should not be allowed to give detentions of any sort" was started by an anonymous person on April 24, 2015, 9:39 am. 6 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 31 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

Marvelgirl2002 posted 3 arguments to the agreers part.
mdavis1309 posted 1 argument, PsychDave posted 2 arguments to the disagreers part.

I_Voyager, transfanboy, denno27 and 3 visitors agree.
mdavis1309, Natalie_097, Bodaciouslady16, pretty_twin, PsychDave, daddytone716, Sosocratese, AwfulOctopus, frozen_emily, soullesschicken, dylan21502 and 20 visitors disagree.

I understand where you are coming from. I can understand a class detention if the entire class was disturbed, and therefore class time was missed, as long as the detention is used to go over what was missed. That way the kids are learning what they needed to learn and not falling behind. As to detention due to not being present, again the only justification I can think of is if the time was used to help the student catch up on what was missed. I agree that detention should not be a catch all solution, since there are situations where it is not effective, but since there are times when keeping an individual or a group for detention can help both discipline, as well as helping those who get the detention, I don't think they should be banned altogether.

4 years, 2 months ago

I strongly disagree. I know a school where detentions are not allowed because it is seen as antisocial (apparently) and yet all students are well behaved and get the highest GCSE grades out of all schools. And also, like I said before, class detentions. Where if few people talk the teacher gives all students a detention to attend.
I have also known teachers who give people detentions for not handing in their homework, simply because they weren't in school when it was given out.

I have also known teachers who give people detentions for not handing in their homework, simply because they weren't in school when it was given out.
Yes, teacher should be allowed to give detentions but not for stupid reasons. For not handing in a project you've been learning about for six weeks, for CONSTANTLY interrupting the class, for not completing a first detention when it was your fault for getting that detention. unapproachable and this will affect the learning much more. In the school I used to attend they would give you detentions where you would have to read a book under the eye of the teacher or just remain silent. However if a student did not complete their homework they should be taught how to do it. Same with if they were disturbing the lesson and they were sent out. In the same school it would be the same people who received the detentions. What does that show you? It shows that they didn't learn. I used to hear people saying ?Oh, its only detention. Not the end of the world" and they would repetitively get them. Therefore hardly anybody is learning anything from them.

4 years, 2 months ago

What punishment would you propose? Detention serves two purposes if done right. First, it punishes the misbehavior. Second, it gives the student more individual attention. If they are acting out because they are trying to mask struggling, either at school or at home, having one on one time could help. Some teachers only use it as punishment and give busy work, but even then, if students know that the punishment for taking away other people's time to learn is to lose their time to play, it makes them more likely to behave.

4 years, 2 months ago

mdavies1309 Class detentions. They should also punish in a different way.

4 years, 2 months ago

A teacher's job is to teach multiple students. If a student is disrupting the class and preventing others from learning, then they deserve to be punished. Order needs to prevail.

4 years, 2 months ago

Children go to school for an education not to be punished by miserable teachers! Please elaborate if you disagree!

4 years, 2 months ago
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