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These are my thoughts and opinions about life in general. I also get daily prompts from DSP which inspire me to write. If I throw in some scrapbook pages I've done, photos I've taken, and stories about me, you will have an idea about my loony life!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

School Changes Over Time

Blog Prompt: Do you think school has changed much from when you went?

I think school has changed tremendously. Teachers were allowed to discipline students and parents backed up the teachers. I remember my parents telling me that if I got in trouble at school, I would be in twice as much trouble when I got home. Needless to say, I did not get in trouble at school much. We also didn’t have all the technology that is in the classroom today. We just had a basic blackboard that was really black and we used chalk. One of the duties for the teacher helpers was to wash the blackboard with wet sponges and they had to be wiped in up and down strokes. We used lots of notebook paper and we even learned how to write in cursive. I’m not sure many classes teach cursive writing any more. We also didn’t have school resource officers or possibilities of weapons in the school. When I was in high school, the major problem was smoking tobacco or marijuana but usually no hard drugs. There was never any girls who were pregnant who attended school and sex was something to be whispered about but not bragged about. School sure has changed over the years.

Original image: 'School Blackboard' by: Blake


Tammy said...

Oh man Pat. I was told the same thing and thats why I never got in trouble at school. And the kids I went to school with were told the same thing. There were only a couple of kids that always got in trouble. Its a shame that teachers can't have the ability to control their classes anymore.

Tink said...

My dad made my third grade teacher her paddle. :)