In the fifties the major discipline problems in our public schools were cigarette smoking, skipping class, running in the halls, spit balls, chewing gum, and whispering in class.
Today – the major problems are deadly weapons – kids carrying guns, knifes, and even assault weapons. This is followed by arson, drugs, vandalism, drunkenness, and teenage pregnancy.
Recently in Florida a high school teacher observed a number of boys in the corner of the gymnasium on their hands and knees. Rushing up to the boys, the teacher demanded, ” What are you doing?”
One of the boys looked up and answered, ” We’re shooting dice!”
The teacher responded with, ” Oh, thank goodness. I thought you were praying.”
Every day over:
- 1,000 unwed teenage girls become mothers;
- 1,106 teenage girls get abortions;
- 4,219 teenagers contract sexually transmitted diseases;
- 500 adolescents begin using drugs;
- 1,000 adolescents begin drinking alcohol;
- 135,000 kids bring guns or other weapons to school;
- 3,610 teens are assaulted;
- 80 are raped;
- 2,200 teens drop out of high school; and
- six teens commit suicide.
None of the above will make it in the news, but praying in school or talking about Jesus will make the news and get the student expelled. What should really be the focus in school?
I’m just saying………