School 1960 vs. School 2010. How things have changed.
Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after School.
1960- Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up friends.
2010-Police are called. SWAT team arrives and arrests Johnny and Mark. Mobiles with video of fight confiscated as evidence. They are charge with assault, AVO'S are taken out and both are suspended even though Johnny started it. Diversionary conferences and parent meeting conducted. Video shown on 6 internet sites.
Scenario: Jeffrey won't sit still in class, disrupts other students.
1960- Jeffrey is sent to the principal's office and given a good paddling. Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.
2010- Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. Counseled to death. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADHD. School gets extra funding because Jeffrey has a disability. Drops out of school.
Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.
1960- Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to collage, and becomes a successful businessman. 2010- Billy's Dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy is removed to foster care and joins a gang. Psychologist tells Bill's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their Dad goes to prison. Bill's Mum has an affair with the Psychologist.
Scenario: Mark, a college student, brings cigarettes to school.
1960- Mark made to smoke a cigar while teacher watches. Teacher smokes one of Marks smokes, they shake hands. Next day Mark is patted on the back by fellow students.
2010- Police are called; Mark is expelled from school for drug possession. Mark sues' school for possible health damage from smoking.
Scenario: Vinh fails high school English. 1960- Vinh goes to remedial English classes, passes and goes to college. 2010- Vinh cry's racial discrimination cause is taken up by human rights group. Civil liberties Association files class action lawsuit against state school system and his English teacher. English is banned from core curriculum. Vinh is given year 10 past, ends up mowing lawns for a living because he can't read, write or speak English.
Scenario: Johnny takes apart leftover firecracker, puts them in a model plane paint bottle and blows up an anthill.
1960- Ants die.
2010- Security and ASIO are called and Johnny is charged with domestic terrorism. Team investigates parents, siblings are removed from home, computers are confiscated, and Johnny's Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed on a plane again.
Scenario: Johnny falls during recess 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 play with his friends.
2010- Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces three years in prison. Johnny undergoes five years of therapy, later becomes ...