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kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

Sep-18

If you had grown up in a city you would have been given a college scholarship as soon as you were big enough to carry a stack of books around campus.
Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Sep-18

I agree. He is probably genius level in a lot of subjects.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

Sep-18

If only he lived closer.
kizmet1 said:

If you had grown up in a city you would have been given a college scholarship as soon as you were big enough to carry a stack of books around campus

Or would have been in Juvie for being too curious about how the world works, because the edumacation system seems geared towards producing "worker bees for the new world order" rather than those who might challenge the socio-political power structure and those who benefit so well from it.

Then of course if I'd been unlucky enough to be born in the inner city - well, smart kids were mercilessly targeted for being different, and any threat to the pecking order is to be stamped out promptly.

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Sep-24

You did get yourself into a lot of trouble out in the country.

Fortunately it never escalated beyond getting my britches warmed a few times.

These days we live in an era that is unable to forget or forgive. Kids are expected to be miniature adults these days, so an indiscretion when one is 6 years old can follow you well into adulthood.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

Sep-24

Your last sentence is a lot.like where I moved to in 5th grade. It was a small town outside of Portland with a lot of farm kids. The teacher had a fit (almost) because I read beyond the assigned chapter in a fictional story the class was reading. In the big city school I came from we had been encouraged to read more.
  • Edited September 24, 2020 11:35 am  by  kizmet1
Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Sep-24

It can with social media. At the same time, parents are bullying schools or friends parents to cover things up.  I may have mentioned a group of high school kids who vandalized a school sports arena  and destroyed a custodian vehicle as a senior prank. It was felony vandalism. The parents  said they would split the costs if the school didn’t contact police. There were enough students involved that the cost was $1,000 each, so they coughed it up. The students were able to graduate and go to college. I thought they deserved some jail time.

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Sep-24

Don’t you hate teachers like that? It’s cruel!

kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

Sep-24

Yes, esecially in an area whertparents and grandparents spoke a different language at home. Many of my mother's relatives came from homes like that and didn't go to hs.
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