I'm feeling in the mood for a harsh violent internet figh- I mean, mature and formal debate on something rather non-controversial subject.
Today, my younger sister had to stay after school because she was caught texting in the bathroom the other day. My mother wasn't too angry about it but did call her retarded (like she always does; my sister and I are both used to it).
According to her, in ASD they allow you to work on homework, read a book, study, or make use of the time in some other way. She said they even allowed her to read a magazine that she brought from home. And afterwords, how did she get home? She took the activity bus of course, the bus intended to take students who play sports or who are in clubs home afterwords, but is also, for some god knows what reason, is being used to also take home the misbehaving assholes in ASD.
My question is, how the hell is this punishment if they pat their candy asses the whole way through it? I mean, really. Detention should be as miserable for students as they can legally get it. In my opinion, students should be forced to do nothing but stare at their desk for 2 hours straight. No reading magazines/books, no getting work done, make it a session where precious time is wasted.
Also make it harder for the parents. Don't allow the ASD assholes to ride the activity bus home, make it to where their parents have to stop what they are doing so they can come and pick up their misbehaving child, making them more angry, thus punishing the problem student even more.
I know I'm going to get some harsh disagreement my many middle/high school students on this topic, but there's a great way to avoid any of this: stay the hell out of trouble.