The Dr. Evil site was pretty funny. I think detention should not be a time for students to read, write, sleep, talk socaily, doodle, color whatever. I think they should do some form of "community service" to the school. Have them pick up trash (within reason of course) my fear of letting them read, write or draw is detention will have an opposite effect of what it should. In high school Hornets Nest (methods change frequently) there were several who wanted to go, because they got to draw the whole time. Work sent by teachers was not done. It was a mini party. I was sent once because I was tardy three times in a grading period.