Possibly the second-most lethal product of the '60s, next to the sexual revolution, was the irrational distrust of authority (parental, religious, governmental) that was sowed.
And these ID Cards are a byproduct of that. If children are parented correctly, they wouldn't need them.
Well, that's nothing new. We have always needed attendance taking and truant officers. If children had been parented correctly back then, we wouldn't have needed manual attendance taking and truant officers either. On the other hand, if this technology were available back in the 50's, do you really believe it wouldn't have been adopted? In a time where there was more trust in government, especially local government, I bet it would have been adopted very quickly.
On the other hand, if this technology were available back in the 50's, do you really believe it wouldn't have been adopted? In a time where there was more trust in government, especially local government, I bet it would have been adopted very quickly.
Maybe, but I just cannot see my dad supporting something like that, he trusted local government to spend his hard earned money on things we needed, I doubt he'd see it as a need.
Bob, I doubt my dad would have supported it, either . . .
But as a parent of teens in the late 1970s to the late 1980s, I can assure you that I would have supported the measure, had it been available — and compared to me as a teen, my kids were great! We never had any problems with our kids beyond the usually teen indiscretions.
If by "parented correctly", Dean means rigid disciplinary practices, my dad certainly qualifies. If I got into trouble in school, the "Official" punishment paled in comparison to what would happen at home.
Yet although I was scared spitless of making dad angry, I bordered on juvenile delinquency in the mid 1950s. The only thing that kept me from having a police record before age 17 were some very generous actions by local policemen! I wound up dropping out of high school as a sophomore, primarily because I skipped so much class that it became impossible to catch up.
I didn't earn my GED until age 21, after I was married and supporting a growing family by working full time. It took another fifteen years to earn my master's and teaching certificate, attending evening classes.
Maybe it would have worked out the same way regardless but I can't help wonder what behavioral changes I would have made, had I known for certain that dad would know before I got home that I hadn't been to school that day. That was certainly the primary motivating factor that ensured I did my chores when expected — the fact that dad would know immediately if I didn't.
Who knows . . . maybe I would have graduated with my class in 1957, earned a scholarship somewhere and got a twenty-year-ealier start on my eventual teaching career!
I will consider your position if stated with firm, well-thought-out, quiet reasoning. Hateful diatribe, ad hominem attacks and shouted rhetoric don't impress.