School - 1957 vs. 2007

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  1. jakeatolla

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    SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2007

    Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school.
    1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
    2007 - Police called, SWAT team arrives, arrests Johnny and Mark. Charge> them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it.

    Scenario: Jeffrey won't be still in class, disrupts other students.
    1957 - Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by the Principal.
    Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.
    2007 - Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADD. School gets extra money from state because Jeffrey has a disability.

    Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.
    1957 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.
    2007 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care and joins a gang. State psychologist tells Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy's Mom has affair with psychologist.

    Scenario: Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.
    1957 - Mark shares aspirin with Principal out on the smoking dock.
    2007 - Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations. Car searched for drugs and weapons.

    Scenario: Pedro fails high school English.
    1957 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English, goes to college.
    2007 - Pedro's cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English banned from core curriculum. Pedro given diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.

    Scenario: Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from 4th of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle, blows up a red ant bed.
    1957 - Ants die.
    2007 - BATF, Homeland Security, FBI called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, FBI investigates parents, siblings removed from home, computers confiscated, Johnny's Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

    Scenario: Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.
    1957 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.
    2007 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in State Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.
     
  2. lilbighorn

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    Heh, so true. I don't know how kids get tough today. A little toughness and thick skin is required in life.
     
  3. D_Ivana Dickenside

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    oh man that's so true, especially all the examples about school. i've worked as a tutor for three years now and i have to watch my every move because parents over react about everything.
     
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    hehe scary... but true.

    I'm not living on the US but pretty close to that country, and to my very personal point of view they overreact to that kind of situations.
     
  5. D_Biggo Mortensen

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    How do kids get tough today? From what I read, kids in 1957 had it a lot easier. I'm assuming that was the point of the OP's post. They got to take asprin for crying out loud and teachers gave them hugs. My teachers didn't give me hugs >_> :kicks a soda can:
     
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    that was cute, and accurate. everything is always blown out of proportion in school
     
  7. alteran

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    i remember getting whippings as a kid, my "parents" stopped whipping me cuz i started laughing when they did it, I found out recently that apparently i scared them.. i guess i was/am a little on the disturbed side,
     
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    I like this response!
     
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    been there... agree!
     
  10. D_Ivana Dickenside

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    LOL
     
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