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Thursday, May 8, 2008

School 1957 vs. 2007

I rarely post this stuff but this is special because my dh sent it to my email box. I claim no responsibility for it.

Scenario: Jack goes quail hunting before school, pulls into school parking lot with shotgun in gun rack.
1957 -
Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.
2007 -
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
: Joh nny 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 neighbour'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 an d 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 s#xual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in State Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.

 

8 comments:

Nancy said...

Funny, Sad and True all at the same time!

Janice said...

That would be funny if it wasn't so close to the truth.

the good, the bad & the ugly said...

My husband and I appreicated the comparison very much. Thanks for sharing.

mom24 said...

Oh so sad...these are a few reasons I'm glad we can home educate our kids. It's sure a different world today!
Andrea

School for Us said...

What a sad statement. I taught public school about 15 years ago... my only thought was that, on the last one, Mary wouldn't hug Johnny... because she'd be afraid of the predator charge. AND, that whoever touched Johnny would put on gloves first.. because of the blood...

Anonymous said...

How sad and twisted. You take things to the extreme. Homeschoolers like you give the rest of us a bad rap.

Trivium Academy said...

Dear Anonymous,

The only reason I allow anonymous comments on my blog is because of non-blogger users. It is not an opportunity to post critical comments that you do not wish to sign your name to, it is not an opportunity to be a coward.

This post was for FUN. There is truth to it but the only reason I posted it was to share something I thought was FUNNY.

Homeschoolers like me give the rest of you a bad rap???

Excuse me? My one post out of the hundreds gives you a bad rap? You judged based on 1 post- 1 post that you had to scroll past pictures of my kids out on field trips to see.

Puh-lease! Oh and I believe that every single homeschooler at one point or the other embarrasses the REST of us, lol!

Anonymous said...

The public school systems are embarrased when they see how well these homewschoolers are doing compare to those in the public schools.