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dumb question: was/is Saturday school detention really a thing, or something Hollywood made up?

I've stayed late, even had 3 days in-house detention (sit in a room with other delinquents and study on your own instead of attending class... I'd have opted for that every day!) but never a Saturday.

(Dumb: my big detention was for something I did outside of school, not involving school or classmates. Yet school punished me for it because a classmate told the counselor.)

· · SubwayTooter · 4 · 0 · 1

I'm reading that it's very much a thing in NJ schools. Interesting.

@CarlCravens i've only had after-school detention, there's no way our district would pay teachers to work an extra day

@CarlCravens I never had Saturday detention. The only time I was at school on a Saturday was band-related (and possibly one summer-job of cleaning the school, but I'm hazy on the details)

@CarlCravens Even as abusive as the system was growing up, it was never a thing here.

In-house, yes (solitary cubicles basically), but never Saturdays.

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