SCHOOL – 1950 vs. 2012

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

1957  Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up best friends.

2011 – Police called, arrests Johnny and Mark.. Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it. Both children go to anger management programs for 3 months. School governors hold meeting to implement bullying prevention programmes

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

1957 – Robbie sent to office and given 6 of the best by the Headmaster. Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.

2011 – Robbie given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADHD. Robbie’s parents get fortnightly disability payments and School gets extra funding from 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 university, and becomes a successful businessman.

2011 – Billy’s dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy 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 teacher to take aspirin with.

2011 – Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug taking. Car searched for drugs and weapons. 

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

1957 – Wasps die.

2011- Police & Anti-Terrorism Squad called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, investigate parents, siblings removed from home, computers 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.

2011 – Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.

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