Class Was Quieter than Usual

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Recently, Emilio skipped an afterschool detention and ended up with an all-day school detention. This is pretty standard practice in America’s high schools. Detentions keep getting longer the more they are missed.

The problem was — Emilio skipped the detention deliberately in order to get a full day of in-school suspension. If you don’t want to work and don’t much care about your grade, why not take the day off?

“I like to be suspended. You get to take it easy,” he said.

Eduhonesty: I’d make them clean the school AFTER school instead so that they missed time with their friends. They could scrub my desks for awhile. I don’t know if that would help Emilio, but it would help me anyway.

For some kids, the current deterrents are no deterrent at all.