Things have certainly changed everywhere. ONE generation ago, parents big worry was grades. And now? It's a constant battle over the physical and spiritual welfare, on top of marks. Everyone wants a piece of your kids. Remember Channel One? They promised educational TV in class would modernize education and give more time to teacher/child interaction. What crap! It degenerated into commercialism and indoctrination in no time. Who could have ever imagined gay activists getting class time to indoctrinate and normalize homosexuality and getting FULL support from teacher's unions and school boards. And now, Ritalin and Prozac for 7 year-olds- to raise their grades, to give them the best shot at life. Horsesh!t! ADHD is a marketing invention of Ciba Gigi-period. The disorder simply didn't exist when I was in school-now 1/3 of kids have this "physical" disease? Riiight. Don't look to the FDA to step in and put a stop to it. Big Pharma owns academic medicine and the DSM. These people are FRIENDS with each other since med school and business college. They golf and go to the same spas together. Could they stop the massive fraud behind Vioxx, PhenPhen, Progesterone, Ritalin and off-labelling SSRIs? Poor kids. You're right, Booka, it is all gone. School is a very dangerous place in 2005. (/rant)
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