Oldie but goodie. So very true!
1959 as I remember it: One of the boys lives in fear of the other one for several years, and the bully grows up to be a beer-swilling wife-beater -- but let's only whisper about that amongst ourselves.Andrew Neudecker said:Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school.
1959 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
2009 - Police are called, SWAT team arrives, and arrests Johnny and Mark. They are charged with assault and both are expelled even though Johnny started it.
1959 as I remember it: A child with a complex learning disability is summarily classified as "retarded" and put into remedial classes, eventually either drops out of school or if lucky gets to go to vocational school, never becoming functionally literate.Scenario: Jeffrey won't sit still in class, disrupts other students.
1959 - Jeffrey is sent to the principal's office and given a good paddling. Returns to class, sits still, and does not disrupt class again.
2009 - Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADD. School gets extra state funding because Jeffrey has a disability.
1959 as I remember it: Pedro drops out of school by age 16, gets unskilled labor jobs for the rest of his life, never becoming functionally literate in English.Scenario: Pedro fails high school English.
1959 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English, goes to college.
2009 - Pedro's cause is taken up by local human rights group. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that making English a requirement for graduation is racist. U.S. Civil Liberties Association files class action lawsuit against state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English is banned from core curriculum. Pedro is given his diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.
1959 as I remember it: Mary is, in fact, a sexual predator, and either successfully hides her fling with Johnny, or if they are found out, she is quietly let go from her current job and is able to move to another school system and get a job, never making the news and nobody ever talking about it openly.Scenario: Johnny falls during recess and scrapes his knee. His teacher, Mary, finds him crying, and gives him a hug to comfort him.
1959 - Johnny soon feels better and goes back to playing.
2009 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces three years in federal prison. Johnny undergoes five years of therapy.
D*mn, why weren't any of my female teachers sexual predators?NogDog said:Mary is, in fact, a sexual predator
That's still pretty much the way it rolls now. Yeah, it's a double standard but I don't see it going away, pretty much ever.tessa said:Nogdog That's how I remember it too.
only the boys didn't reported it to adults, they bragged about it to their friends " doing it with an older woman."
A girl who does it is a slut. The boy? He's a stud.That's still pretty much the way it rolls now. Yeah, it's a double standard but I don't see it going away, pretty much ever.
sorry this should have been teenage boystessa said:swolf sexual predators were there back than only the boys didn't reported it to adults, they bragged about it to their friends " doing it with an older woman."