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View Poll Results: Should kids have smartphones in school?
Yes 17 41.46%
No 24 58.54%
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Old 02-26-2018, 11:05 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I went to school in a rural fly-over state and started drinking and having sex at 15. There was literally nothing else to do. You could find weed pretty easy, but anything harder was only spoken of in hushed tones. Sex happened a lot, but not at school. We used the back seat of cars like good Americans.

BTW, I think no smartphones in school, only because I couldn't have smartphones in school and I couldn't have smartphones in school because they weren't invented yet!
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Old 03-04-2018, 12:15 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I went to LaGuardia and it doesnít sound that different than the 90s except maybe the lockdown drills and smart phones. But all schools have those now. We have them at the school I work at. Itís kinda like a fire drill at this point for the kids. Sad but true.

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Old 03-04-2018, 03:01 AM   #33 (permalink)
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#Metoo

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lolwut? doubt it. the next round of male, pale, stale pro to-dictators is already happening. the kids down here have weapons, love Jesus, and two years ago they all walked out of class to have an impromptu revival in the school gym.
I've been thinking about this a lot and all I can say is that a quiet revolution has taken place even if it doesn't feel like it. The #metoo is one example, no joke sexual abuse was brushed under the carpet when I was a kid now at least everyone knows it exists and we are exposing it and saying it's wrong.

Aids used to be referred to as the Gay Plague (nobody sane would say that now but it was a common to hear that when I was a kid)

Zero tolerance on smoking cannabis and drug wars that's changed.

The increased emphasis on intersectional feminism and the realisation (for some of us at least in the idea of white privilege) gendering and non-binary, kids were only boys and girls and boys like fighting and girls liked pink, any evidence of homosexuality was outside normal society.

Your school sounds like it sucks, look outwards for inspiration, also get into social history and it'll give you some perspective on how far society has changed and the tricks they use to control people. If it is safe to do so fight back against them with logic and facts, you see that they are wrong and that's the first step to change.
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Old 03-04-2018, 06:54 AM   #34 (permalink)
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you know i'm an adult right?
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Old 03-04-2018, 08:44 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Nope

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you know i'm an adult right?
Nope

It's just you mentioned that your school had a revival two years ago and it seemed like you were a frustrated teen, are you a teacher at the school? I've been feeling bad for you stuck in a school surrounded by religious nutcases.

Given my examples don't you think times have changed?

Metoo is revolutionary in my opinion, encouraging people to speak out is important.

Sorry if you thought I was being patronising from one adult to another.
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Old 03-04-2018, 10:17 PM   #36 (permalink)
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no worries. i sometimes forget we're new to each other. : )

it was the high school my sister-in-law attended. and these weren't fringe nut cases. it was enough to shut everything down for half a day. the community wrote praising letters to the editor in the paper for weeks. everyone /loved/ it. have times changed? i live in the South, sooooo, not as much as you think, i guess?
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Old 03-04-2018, 10:38 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Love the interview with Ruby! What an articulate girl!
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