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Old 12-07-2017, 01:19 AM
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HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs 2017

Scenario 1:

Jack goes duck hunting before school and then pulls into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck's gun rack.

1957 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.

2017 - School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called infor traumatized students and teachers.



Scenario 2:

Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.

1957- Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.

2017 - Police called and SWAT team arrives -- they arrest both Johnny and Mark. They are both charged with assault and both expelled-even though Johnny started it.

Scenario 3:

Jeffrey will not be in class, he disrupts other students.

1957- Jeffrey sent to the Principal's office and given a good paddling by the Principal. He then returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.

2017 - Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. He becomes a zombie. He is then tested for ADD. The family gets extra money (SSI) from the government because Jeffrey has a disability.

Scenario 4:

Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a whipping.

1957- Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and becomes a successful businessman.

2017 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy is removed to foster care and joins a gang. The state psychologist is told by Billy's sister that she remembers being spankedherself and their dad goes to prison. Billy's mom has an affair with the psychologist.

Scenario 5:

Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.

1957- Mark shares his aspirin with the Principal out on the smoking dock.

2017 - The police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations. His car is then searched for drugs and weapons.

Scenario 6:

Pedro fails high school English.

1957- Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.

2017 - Pedro's cause is taken up by a radical group. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files a class action lawsuit against the state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English is then banned from the basic curriculum. Pedro is given his diploma anyway, but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.

Scenario 7:

Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the Fourth of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle and blows up a red ant bed..

1957- Ants die.

2017 - ATF, Homeland Security and the FBI are all called. Johnny is charged with domestic terrorism. The FBI investigates his parents - and all siblings are removed from their home. All computers are confiscated. Johnny's dad is placed on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

Scenario 8:

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.

2017 -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
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:48 AM
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Sad but true... a lot of stuff has even changed in the 16 years or so since I was in school....
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:46 AM
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Ain't that the truth. America has been dumbed down and pussified.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:14 AM
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SO sad but so true!

I just wish there was something we could do about it... but i'm afraid it's too late for the current generation and i'm scared that the generation they produce will be even worse! We are headed there in a hurry!
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Need a forum section titled : Sad but true.
This was not as much funny as it was scary
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Need a forum section titled : Sad but true.
This was not as much funny as it was scary
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Yeah things were not always perfect 30 years ago and needing some improvements, but we have gone WAAAAAY overboard.
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My school years, '51- '64 way different today and not better.
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:52 PM
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Country is doomed
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Very sad indeed! So who's to blame? Democrats? Republicans? Society in general? Personally I think it's the lack of good family values and a good spanking when needed, but then again I'm over 60 and not allowed to think that way.
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There’s a couple aspects to this I want to point out. My son, (6) has been expected to read almost fluently in first grade which he has barely accomplished but I also don’t remember doing that myself. Last year in kindergarten he had full days and had 5 to 10 pages of homework a week also to my surprise, due to this common core stuff. I on the other hand went to a half day of kindergarten and also had a nap in that half day. No day care before that either, my mom stayed home and raised us and I turned out fine, made good grades because if I didn’t in the later years there was some hell to pay when I got home via the wooden spoon or belt or both. I might add no tubes in the ears before that, no adnoids or tonsils needing to be removed as is also the norm these days, just because everyone else has to raise kids in a germ infested day care but the parents it seems because of that dynamic changing too.

I say this because it’s funny to me that the focus has shifted to sometimes unrealistic expectations for kids On one hand but the flip side is all the bs that also happens like zippys post says because of lack of discipline for them etc. on the other hand and now he’s also unfortunately getting labeled with a learning disorder because of acting out etc and I can’t wait for the ADHD bs to get thrown at him and someone wanting to drug him up. I try to be a “realist” dad because of what I was expected to do in school but also realize that he’s only 6 and not 16 yet when it comes to acedemics but needs to behave respectfully none the less.

Behavior at school is a different story to me. I told his teacher that she can make him sit by himself or right next to her desk if he gets out of line enough. I also said after that if it continues she can “tighten him up” if she needs to and I will be ok with it. She said sir I can’t do that I could lose my job. I said well that’s unfortunately what’s wrong with the system these days and why teachers are literally afraid for their lives anymore especially in the higher grades. I know there’s bad apples that spoil the bunch in every situation and take it too far but if you’re involved enough as parents with them it’s easy to see if any shenanigans are going on. Oh well, rant over.
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