Nov 202010

I don’t do this sort of thing very often…but right now I feel compelled …. this is going around in an email and it is worthy of much more. This world has gotten so out of hand and our schools are the prime example. We have forgotten what the core values are and what it takes to raise a kid up with good ethics and morals. We have become a society that is so involved in big government…what can I get for nothing… that crap has got to stop!! 
So alas, I find myself sharing with you something that I did not write – in fact, I have no idea who wrote it – but it needs to be said that this is all true… I dare you to say it isn’t….

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.

Being an adult is like looking both ways before you cross the street and then getting hit by an airplane.

  6 Responses to “high school — 1957 vs. 2010”

  1. It’s a shame that things are taken to the extreme in today’s world. But, I must say that circumstances have changed. We live in a more violent world today than in 1977 even.

  2. >It's so sad people can't just use common sense.

  3. >In 1977 jeff goes to high school after a morning of duck hunting and brings shotgun in case into Ag. Class. Teacher says just don't play with it during class. Jeff becomes productive member of society and respects others.Told you yesterday this worlds gone to pot. I'm staying in the rabbit hole.

  4. It’s so sad people can’t just use common sense.

  5. As a former teacher and principal, I can agree with some and disagree with others. It’s true that we live in a scary world and a litigious society; however, I’m glad that conditions for special needs students have been recognized. In 1957, a student who couldn’t keep up with the rest was just labeled ‘slow,’ when he really might have been very bright with a great future ahead of him.
    The school where I was principal was big on hunting (I’m not.) Guns do scare the bejeebers out of me, but I didn’t say anything when parents kept the kids out to go hunting. It was just a way of life there. The gun in school, though, uh-uh!

  6. In 1977 jeff goes to high school after a morning of duck hunting and brings shotgun in case into Ag. Class. Teacher says just don’t play with it during class. Jeff becomes productive member of society and respects others.
    Told you yesterday this worlds gone to pot.
    I’m staying in the rabbit hole.

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