HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2014

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HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2014

Post by Soapweed » Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:39 pm

You know by today's standards none of us was supposed to ever make it.

HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2014

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.
2014- School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for 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.
2014 - 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 still 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.
2014 - 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 with his belt.
1957 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and becomes a successful businessman.
2014 - 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 abused herself 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.
2014 - 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.
2014 - 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 the state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English is then banned from core 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.
2014 - 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 and 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.
2014- 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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Post by Martin Jr. » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:45 am

A lot has changed in those 57 years, some for the worse.

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Post by Mayberry1981 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:41 am

It has changed for the worse. The golden rule has been forgotten and now it's do unto others before they do unto you. This country needs to go back to the good old days

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Re: HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2014

Post by Richardd » Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:35 am

Back then Dad had better not find out you got 3 swats at school!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2014

Post by flyingS » Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:53 pm

Soap, this is a real situation. When our oldest started to pre-school she had a really tough time. She would cry getting on the bus, cry when she got home and not sleep at night. This went on for quite some time. We became worried that maybe there was a bullying issue or some other problem at school. My wife doesn't handle these situations the best as she tends to just get madder the longer she stews about it, so I set a meeting up with the teacher. When I walked in that room I could see the stress on the poor ladies face, she knew she was going to get a talking to. I set down and visited with her and explained our concerns, then asked her what we could do to help fix the situation. I also took the time to tell her that if there was a problem at school with one of our children I wanted to know about it so we could handle it at home. I also wanted her to know she had our full support, even if we ever disagree with a teacher our kids will never know it. The poor lady just looked at me in disbelief, she was terrified that I was going to be reactive and rip her a new one. Things have changed for sure, but we as parents have the power to over turn that change. If more teachers knew that parents were going to back them when they are doing the right thing they would comfortably be able to do their job. Instead we have created a system where the student is always right and the teacher has to walk on egg shells. It took sometime, but we were able to remedy our daughters anxiety and she has gotten along pretty well since. She is a little nervous about starting 3rd grade tomorrow.

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