Wednesday, November 13, 2013

School-1950s v's 2013

Our school is 170 years old and so we are getting ready for the Reunion/ Gathering.  In my research, I came across this piece!

I believe the right way is somewhere between the two!

Scenario:
Johnny and Mark get into a fight after school.

1950s- Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up best friends.

2013- Police called and they arrest Johnny and Mark. Charge them both with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it. Both children go to anger management programmes for 3 months. School Board of Management hold meetings to implement bullying prevention programmes.


Scenario:
Billy breaks a window in his neighbour's car and his Dad gives him a slap.

1950's- Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and becomes a successful businessman.
2013- Billy's Dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy is moved to foster care, joins a gang and ends up in jail.

Scenario:
Mark gets a headache and takes some asprin to school.

1950s- Mark gets glass of water from Principal's office to take asprin. Headache goes. He passes exams and becomes a solicitor.
2013- Police called, car searched for drugs and weapons. Mark expelled from school for drug taking. Ends up a drop out.

Scenario:
Johnny takes apart leftover fireworks from Hallowe'en night, puts then in a paint tin and blows up a wasps' nest.

1950s- Wasps die.
2013- Police and Anti-Terrorism Squad called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, investigate parents, siblings removed from home, computers confiscated. Johnny's Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly in a plane again.

Scenario:
Johnny falls over while running during morning break and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. She hugs him to comfort him.

1950s-In a short time Johnny feels better and goes on playing games. No damage done.

2013- Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.



2 comments:

  1. My opinion is that the world has gone DAFT! But then I was at skule in the 50's when life was a little ruffer for everyone than it is now.
    I blame the Killjoys & PC crowd.
    By the way you might need to take a rest after all of that typing :)

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  2. A great post. It really makes one think. All of the examples are very close to the truth and all have a strong possibility of actually happening. Frightening.

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