SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2007

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  1. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2007

    Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school.
    1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
    2007 - Police called, SWAT team arrives, arrests Johnny and Mark. Charge> them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it.

    Scenario: Jeffrey won't be still in class, disrupts other students.
    1957 - Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by the Principal.
    Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.
    2007 - Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADD. School gets extra money from state because Jeffrey has a disability.

    Scenario: 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.
    2007 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care and joins a gang. State psychologist tells Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy's Mom has affair with psychologist.

    Scenario: Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.
    1957 - Mark shares aspirin with Principal out on the smoking dock.
    2007 - Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations. Car searched for drugs and weapons.

    Scenario: Pedro fails high school English.
    1957 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English, goes to college.
    2007 - 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 state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English banned from core curriculum. Pedro given diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.

    Scenario: Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from 4th of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle, blows up a red ant bed.
    1957 - Ants die.
    2007 - BATF, Homeland Security, FBI called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, FBI investigates parents, siblings removed from home, computers confiscated, Johnny's Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

    Scenario: 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.
    2007 - 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.

  2. Sixlites

    Sixlites New Member

    Apr 28, 2008
    That'll true out at least up to 1965 or so, you think? Brought back good memories reading this. Thanks for posting. Sure is about 180 degrees now.
  3. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    Actually when I was in grade school (Early 90's) kids were still being disciplined by the Principle the ol' fashioned way.

    Wasn't the same in high school though... I was interrogated by school officials and a police officer because someone "reported me talking about a Columbine-style attack on the school". Turned out someone overheard me and a friend talking about guns, and thought we were naturally talking about gunning down everyone. It was a crock of shit, and I even laughed at them at one point, which got a great reaction from them, lol. They threatened me with charges of making a terroristic threat and all this other scare tactics junk, asked me if I had access to guns, and if I knew how to make bombs, so on and so forth. I suppose they also didn't like me telling them I knew where to get guns, knew how to operate them, knew how to build explosives / molotovs, and all the other tid bits.
  4. goodfellas

    goodfellas Member

    Mar 20, 2008
    San Antonio
    The schools will also trample on all your rights now. When i was in HS a buddys car was parked off campus and they preceded to search his car for drugs since he didn't look right. There was also have random days for locker searches where they went into every locker while we were in class and of course they brought in drug dogs to look for things. "whats the matter kids? If you got nothing to hide whats the problem?"
  5. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    Yeah if you are on school grounds you don't have rights. It becomes a complete micro-dictatorship.
  6. carneyman

    carneyman Active Member

    Feb 23, 2008
    My senior year of HS my truck got searched. It was right after the opening weekend of dove season, and I had a bunch of empty shotgun shells in the back. They said the drug dog was "alerted" on my truck. Had a few boxes of shells in the front, which were confiscated, along with a lighter and a hunting knife. Luckily the principal was pretty cool and gave them all back at the end of the day.
  7. idleprocess

    idleprocess Active Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    Same in the mid/late-80s when I was going to grade school. You would be disciplined for being smart in class, counseling for every little thing was still a ways off, and parents didn't protest most school discipline - never mind hire lawyers to fight it. The common sense that everyone feels has been lost was still (mostly) present.

    As a minor, your rights are pretty limited to begin with and only decline once you enter into (temporary) government custody during the school day.

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