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#1 17-05-08 16:59:02

binty1968
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School 1960 'v' School 2008

Oh how things have changed!

Scenario 1: Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school.
1960 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up mates.

2008 - Police are called. Armed Response Unit arrives and arrests Johnny and Mark. Mobiles with video of fight confiscated as evidence. They are charged with assault, ASBO's are taken out and both are suspended
even though Johnny started it. Diversionary conferences and parent meetings conducted. Video shown
on 6 internet sites.

Scenario 2: Jeffrey won't sit still in class, disrupts other students.
1960 - Jeffrey is sent to the principal's office and given 6 of the best. Returns to class, sits still and
does not disrupt class again.

2008 - Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. Counselled to death. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADD.
School gets extra funding because Jeffrey has a disability. Drops out of school.


Scenario 3: Billy breaks a window in his neighbour's car, and his Dad gives him the 'slipper'.
1960 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful
businessman.

2008 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy is removed to foster care and joins a gang.
Psychologist tells Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison.
Billy's mum has an affair with the psychologist.
Psychologist gets a promotion.


Scenario 4: Mark, a college student, brings cigarettes to school.
1960 - Mark shares a smoke with the school principal out on the smoking area.

2008 - Police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug possession. His car is searched for
drugs and weapons.


Scenario 5: Mohammed fails high school English.
1960 - Mohammed retakes his exam, passes and goes to college.

2008 - Mohammed's cause is taken up by local human rights group. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that making English a requirement for graduation is racist. Civil Liberties Association
files class action lawsuit against state school system and his English teacher. English is banned from core
curriculum. Mohammed is given his qualification anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he
cannot speak English.


Scenario 6: Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers,
puts them in a model plane paint bottle and blows up
an anthill.
1960 - Ants die.

2008 - MI5 and police are called and Johnny is charged with perpetrating acts of terrorism. Teams investigate
parents, siblings are removed from the home, computers are confiscated, and Johnny's dad goes on a terror
watch list and is never allowed to fly again.


Scenario 7: Johnny falls during break and scrapes his knee. His teacher, Mary, finds him crying, and gives him a hug to comfort him.
1960 - Johnny soon feels better and goes back to playing.

2008 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces three years in prison. Johnny undergoes five years of therapy & is unsure of his sexuality.

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#2 17-05-08 17:11:30

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Re: School 1960 'v' School 2008

Now that would be funny if it wasn't true. My best mate has just gone into teaching after 20+ years working in Fire & Rescue. Some of the stories he comes home with just beggar belief. Some of the kids are just feral and the system does nothing.


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#3 17-05-08 17:38:20

BRAKE OR U WILL CRASH!
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From: Kent
Registered: 31-05-05
Posts: 465

Re: School 1960 'v' School 2008

Some of the stuff I deal with/ get with when I have chance to teach is begger's belief. Can get very crazy!!!!! One more year until I am out there full time!!!!!! I love the career, but some the stuff you have to deal with OMGG!!!!


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#4 17-05-08 17:49:37

den676
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Registered: 18-02-06
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Re: School 1960 'v' School 2008

Though ya just teach little kiddies Gem

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#5 17-05-08 17:56:01

BRAKE OR U WILL CRASH!
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Re: School 1960 'v' School 2008

I teach ages 5-11 den

Primary school ~ but seriously, some of the stuff you deal with in a primary can be bad!!!!!! Amazing what little kids will do/can do/ say/ parents of them etc lol

But crazy me would not swap the career for the world!


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1st practical - 29/07/2005 4s 9m   2nd practical - 17/08/2005 1s 10m
3rd Practical - 8/09/2005 3s 6m  4th Practical - 12/10/2005 4 minor!!!
Pass Plus - Completed 4th Dec  Drives R reg Fiesta Chicane 2005-2009
Had an 09 Mazda2 Sport.
Now got my ZoomZoom 60 Mazda2 Sport.

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#6 22-05-08 22:58:18

jackie99100
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From: Merseyside
Registered: 08-09-07
Posts: 133

Re: School 1960 'v' School 2008

This is a scary world we live in now, i have never put it into perspective like that bring back the 60's. yikes My son is 15 yrs old and if he walks down the road and there is more the 3 of them he is told if he is seen again in the same place he will be arrested :x


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