King of Excellent (according to Scaryduck)

Thursday, October 14

On 2010 schooling vs 1957 schooling

Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fight after school.

1957: A large crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up best friends.

2010: The police are called and arrest Johnny and Mark. They charge them with assault, and both are expelled even though Johnny started it. Both children go to anger management programmes for 3 months. The school governors hold meeting to implement bullying prevention programmes. An investigation into how the fight started is held.

Scenario: Robbie won't sit still in class, and disrupts other students.

1957: Robbie is sent to the head's office and given 6 of the best by the headmaster. He returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt the class again.

2010: Robbie is given huge doses of Ritalin and becomes a zombie. He's then tested for ADHD. Robbie's parents get fortnightly disability payments and the school gets extra funding from the government because Robbie 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 university, and becomes a successful businessman.

2010: Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy is removed to foster care and joins a gang.

Scenario: Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.

1957: Mark gets glass of water from the school secretary to take the aspirin with.

2010: The police are called. Mark is expelled from the school for drug taking. His Dad's car is searched for drugs and weapons.

Scenario: Johnny takes apart the leftover fireworks from Guy Fawkes night, puts them in a paint tin and blows up a wasp's nest.

1957: The wasps die.

2010: The Police and Anti-Terrorism Squad are called. Johnny is charged with domestic terrorism, the parents are investigated, his siblings removed from the family home, all the computers are confiscated. Johnny's Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

Scenario: Johnny falls while running during morning break 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.

2010: Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in prison and inclusion on the sex offender's register. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.