In Sam Harding’s view, detention is a waste of time. She works as a teacher at a school in the Toronto area, and her name has been changed for privacy reasons.
“I don’t use detention at all as a means of punishment,” she said. “I think that time could be used more wisely for something else,” she said.
Her co-worker, Alyssa Park — whose name has also been changed — credits their recent entry into the education system for their more progressive values.
“It [partly] has to do with how young we are. We’re both 26 years old,” said Park.
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