RuKiddingMe!!
HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2012 1/18/2013 7:46PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2012




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.

2012 - 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.

2012 - 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.

2012 - 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...

2012 - 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..

2012 - 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.

2012 - 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.

2012 - 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.

2012 - 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.
the stonehenge
RE: HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2012 1/18/2013 8:18PM - in reply to RuKiddingMe!! Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
do you feel better now?
Seyta
RE: HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2012 1/18/2013 8:29PM - in reply to RuKiddingMe!! Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
An amusing little read. Unfortunately, there has been no documented instance of any of the "2012" instances actually occurring.
Hello doctor in the house
RE: HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2012 1/18/2013 8:35PM - in reply to Seyta Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
What about 2013????
Current High School Student
RE: HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2012 1/18/2013 9:06PM - in reply to RuKiddingMe!! Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

RuKiddingMe!! wrote:

HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2012




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.

2012 - 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.

Not sure, if that's how things were back then; but yeah, that's probably what'd happen today.





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.

2012 - 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.


I have never heard of an instance where a SWAT team was called in for a fight. In the fights I've seen at my school, the kids are suspended and/or receive detention.





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.

2012 - 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.


Again, I've never seen an instance where this has happened. Most of the kids that disrupt others get off without any action against them.





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...

2012 - 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.


This one's way out there...




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..

2012 - The police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations. His car is then searched for drugs and weapons.


I agree with this one. The rules for having medications on you at school are pretty dumb. Most kids just sneak it instead of bringing it to the nurse like they're supposed to.





Scenario 6:

Pedro fails high school English.

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

2012 - 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.


BS. You really think they'd ban English from core curriculum?



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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.

2012 - 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. [/quote]

Wtf dude?





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.

2012 - 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.


Highly unlikely.
Jayhawk
RE: HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2012 1/18/2013 9:12PM - in reply to Current High School Student Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I remember a student bringing a Thompson submachine gun in a violin case into our chemistry class in 1973. He simply wanted to show our teacher (my cross country coach) the weapon. The teacher told him to put it back in his locker and keep it there. Everyone was a little startled, but that was that.
Bad Wigins
RE: HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2012 1/18/2013 9:37PM - in reply to RuKiddingMe!! Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I read an article a couple years ago about the army changing its basic training methods.

It quoted a drill sergeant saying most 18-year-old recruits had never been in a fistfight.

You gotta get in fights when you're a kid. Not fighting is unnatural.
Bad Wigins
RE: HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2012 1/18/2013 9:41PM - in reply to Bad Wigins Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
you also gotta play tackle football. #1 real-life combat skill, maneuvering and tackling. No touch football in the street like sissies.
Former HS Administrator
RE: HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2012 1/18/2013 10:32PM - in reply to Current High School Student Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Current High School Student wrote:

HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2012




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.

2012 - 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.

Not sure, if that's how things were back then; but yeah, that's probably what'd happen today.

That's exactly how it was in 1957. I know because I finished HS in '61.





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.

2012 - 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.


I have never heard of an instance where a SWAT team was called in for a fight. In the fights I've seen at my school, the kids are suspended and/or receive detention.

In most cases, yes, that's probably the result.





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.

2012 - 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.


Again, I've never seen an instance where this has happened. Most of the kids that disrupt others get off without any action against them.





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...

2012 - 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.


This one's way out there...

No, not at all. It may be rare, but I personally know of a similar instance not that different from the above facts. The father's life was indeed ruined without one shread of evidence.




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..

2012 - The police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations. His car is then searched for drugs and weapons.


I agree with this one. The rules for having medications on you at school are pretty dumb. Most kids just sneak it instead of bringing it to the nurse like they're supposed to.





Scenario 6:

Pedro fails high school English.

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

2012 - 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.


BS. You really think they'd ban English from core curriculum?

The ACLU would if they could, yes, absolutely.



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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.

2012 - 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. [/quote]

Wtf dude?





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.

2012 - 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.


Highly unlikely.[/quote]

No, not all. Any affection demonstrated toward a student today is cause for dismissal and arrest. Believe me.
you forgot one
RE: HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2012 1/18/2013 10:58PM - in reply to Former HS Administrator Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I think this is a pretty accurate assessment of America now and then.

Scenario 9:

Jimmy is born with severe brain damage and mental capabilities.

1957-Jimmy is put in a psychiatric ward where he can do no harm to himself or others and his parents visit him once a week.

2012-Jimmy is assimilated into the student body of a public school with 3 specialized teachers hired to counsel him through 12 years of schooling and "graduates" with a "special" diploma. Jimmy later procures his mommies semi-automatic assault rifle and goes on shooting rampage.
Sad, just sad
RE: HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2012 1/18/2013 11:06PM - in reply to you forgot one Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

you forgot one wrote:

I think this is a pretty accurate assessment of America now and then.

Scenario 9:

Jimmy is born with severe brain damage and mental capabilities.

1957-Jimmy is put in a psychiatric ward where he can do no harm to himself or others and his parents visit him once a week.

2012-Jimmy is assimilated into the student body of a public school with 3 specialized teachers hired to counsel him through 12 years of schooling and "graduates" with a "special" diploma. Jimmy later procures his mommies semi-automatic assault rifle and goes on shooting rampage.


That actually did happen just recently, if I'm not mistaken.
Current High School Student
RE: HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2012 1/19/2013 8:11AM - in reply to Former HS Administrator Reply | Return to Index | Report Post


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.

2012 - 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.


Highly unlikely.[/quote]

No, not all. Any affection demonstrated toward a student today is cause for dismissal and arrest. Believe me.[/quote]

I recall being hugged by most of my elementary school teachers. I think that's acceptable up until about 7th grade or so, as long as it's not too intimate of a hug.
llort_vbo
RE: HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2012 1/19/2013 9:23AM - in reply to RuKiddingMe!! Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

RuKiddingMe!! wrote:

HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2012




blah blah .....

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.

2012 - 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.


Scenario 9:

Dontaveous wants to attend a reasonably funded high school with teachers and books.

1957 - After attempting to enter the school Dontaveous is beaten savagely and never returns again.

2012 - Dontaveous goes to school.

Scenario 10:

Bruce and Brice are caught kissing behind the bleachers.

1957 - The football team rapes them repeatedly to restore manly order.

2012 - No one gives a sh!t.

Bottom line: take your nostalgia and shove it.
runn
RE: HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2012 1/19/2013 9:43AM - in reply to Seyta Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Seyta wrote:

An amusing little read. Unfortunately, there has been no documented instance of any of the "2012" instances actually occurring.


This pretty much sums it up. I know a lot of teachers who "joke" about this. I'm a teacher in a very good school- great clientele, graduates who go on to do amazing things and come back once a year to talk to the student body.
But still- this kind of garbage goes on. Sad- we need a return to the 1950's without the racism and sexism.
By the way, that would push taxes for the wealthiest 2% up to the 60% range! ha ha
LeadvilleNative
RE: HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2012 1/19/2013 9:51AM - in reply to llort_vbo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Scenario 10

1957 Barry is the son of a prostitute. He has lots of trouble in school-fistfights, drinking, you know the drill. He drops out of school and at 17, a judge offers him the option of jail, or the Air Force. After that hitch, he joins the Army. He finds the order and discipline he needs, and thrives. He reups, and does his first tour of duty in Vietnam. He becomes a Green Beret-writes a popular song- "The Ballad of the Green Berets" He is embraced by the right wing-and the object of derision by the left. He leaves the Army, and bounces around the country-flirting with both drug abuse and alcoholism. He is convicted of manslaughter for killing a romantic rival. He moves to Guatemala, where he is shot in the head in a robbery/barroom brawl. He is airlifted back to the USA where severely brain damaged, he dies at age 49.

Even with the tough love of the late 50s-his was an extremely troubled life.

2012-Troubled youth are not allowed to join the military-let alone encouraged.