Scenario 1:Jack goes duck hunting before school and then pulls into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck's gun rack.
1958 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.
2012 - 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 2:Johnnyand Mark get into a fist fight after school.
1958 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
2012 - Police called and SWAT team arrives -- they arrest both Johnny and Mark.They are both charged withassault and both expelled even though Johnny started it.
Scenario 3:Jeffreywill not be still in class, he disrupts other students.
1958 - Jeffrey sent to the Principal's office and given a good paddling by the Principal. He then returns to class,sits still and does not disrupt class again.
2012 - Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. He becomes a zombie. He is then tested for ADD. The family getsextra money (SSI) from the government because Jeffrey has a disability. And there is a remote possibility Jeffrey becomes angry over not getting the attention he thinks he deserves... and takes his anger out by doing something unthinkable... (fill in the blank).
Scenario 4:Billybreaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.
1958 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and becomes a successful businessman.
2012- Billy's dad isarrested for child abuse, Billy is removed to foster care and joins a gang. The state psychologistis told by Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy's mom has anaffair with the psychologist.
Scenario 5:Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.
1958 -Mark shares his aspirin with the Principal out on the smoking dock.
2012- The police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations. His car is then searched fordrugs and weapons.
Scenario 6:Pedro fails high school English.
1958 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.
2012 - Pedro's cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching Englishas a requirement forgraduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against the state school system andPedro's English teacher. English is then banned from core curriculum. Pedro is given his diploma anyway
but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.
Scenario 7:Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the Fourth of July, puts them in a modelairplane paint bottle and blows up a red ant bed.
1958 - Ants die.
2012- ATF, Homeland Security and the FBI are all called. Johnny is charged with domestic terrorism.The FBI investigates his parents - and all siblings are removed from their home and all computers areconfiscated. Johnny's dad is placed on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly model airplanes again.
Scenario 8:Johnnyfalls while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by histeacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.
1958 In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.
2012 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in State Prison.Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.
Yeah, cute reading... I am sure this one or a variation has gone around for decades... however:
Tell me which one is a better system... which one produces better adults ready to be productive citizens... and which one destroys our society?
(3 separate questions to answer).