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    Smiling Down On Youse SurferJoe46's Avatar
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    Talking Johnny & The New Educational System

    HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2010

    Scenario 1:
    Jack goes quail 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.
    2010 - 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.
    2010 - 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.
    2010 - 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.
    2010 - 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.
    2010 - 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.
    2010 - 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.
    2010 - 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.
    2010 - 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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    NZ Version HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2010

    Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.
    1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
    2010 - Crowd gathers. Numerous clips uploaded to Youtube. 10 ore kids copy the next day.

    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.
    2010 - Teacher quits.


    Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.
    1957 - Mark shares his aspirin with the Principal out on the smoking dock.
    2010 - Nurse confiscates it and gives him paracetamol as aspirin is bad for kids and paracetamol only destroys your live and kidneys. besides it's Pharmac funded..


    Pedro fails high school English.
    1957 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.
    2010 - Pedro doesn't fail as he takes NCEA, he is marked as Achieving and goes on to become a journalist, his articles are full or errors but no-one notices anyway.
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    Default Re: Johnny & The New Educational System

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    Default Re: Johnny & The New Educational System

    Quote Originally Posted by SurferJoe46 View Post
    HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2010
    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.
    Are you sure he would be sitting.
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    Thanks Joe, thanks pctek. Very good.
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    Default Re: Johnny & The New Educational System

    Times have changed.

    In 1957 teachers were able to control a class. Discipline was short and sharp and over in seconds. The kids were respectful to teachers and even called them Sir, Miss or Mrs.

    Today's kids would be hard done by if they got the strap or were caned. They also call their teachers by their first names.
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    Default Re: Johnny & The New Educational System

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobh View Post
    They also call their teachers by their first names.
    Those are the lucky teachers.
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