What is the real difference between school now and 40yrs ago

So I've been wondering, of course I know why people sometimes make comparisons, especially the older generation now with the younger one. Each and every new thing brings bad and good things...
But without getting back to an emotional basis, what do you really think is different between school now and around 30/40 years ago

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  • Not sure but from what i've heard it gets increasingly harder to achieve higher grades, not sure if it's the same in all countries though probably not but I can say it does seem to be getting harder. They demand more and more and while I was in school they changed the whole grading system once and that one is still in use and with that one it got harder to achieve more and they keep adding things on to make it harder. Unfair to those with learning disabilities especially and when most schools lack proper support for those who have, for example, dyslexia. Grades don't even matter much out in the real world so i'm not sure why the pressure keeps getting higher. If school was more supporting and didn't stress those kids out entirely it would be better for everyone and I think everyone would do better as well. Most people do better with more friendly and creative teachers for example.

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    • About other countries, I can tell you that the same is happening in Brazilian schools - granted I'm speaking of high class private establishments in the more developed part of the country, not our public schools where kids pass whether they even know how to read and write.

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  • Same assclownery, except with gadgets.

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  • - Modern discoveries and advancements in science were not present in textbooks.
    - Pluto was a regular planet.
    - Boys were boys, girls were girls, nobody taught anybody there were 100 genders. There really aren't...
    - Environmental classes were not a thing. Now, following the whole Greta nonsense, schools are implementing "Environmental classes"... No clue what you do in those.
    - Cheating on tests was more difficult, because smartphones did not exist, so kids had to be creative.

    Side note:
    Back in school I drew cars a lot, so on my desk there was always a drawing of a half-finished car and teachers were used to it and never batted an eye at my drawings. I would incorporate my cheat sheet into the dashboard of whatever car I'm drawing. So instead of regular dials, there'd be equations. Worked in math, geometry, physics, chemistry, biology, history... It was pure genius XD

    - In recess children would play together, pull off pranks and not stare into their phones, as again those did not exist.
    - Schools were safer and there were less wackos trying to do stupid shit.
    - Soccer moms didn't exist, or at least not in the form they exist now.

    And in Bulgaria and other ex-soviet bloc countries before democracy came, communist propaganda was a very important part of the school day. That's one thing I'm very happy to see gone!

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    • I wouldn’t really say it’s easier now to cheat, we’ve always had a lot of fear of the teachers and an old teacher of mine used to film us while writing the test and put it on the whiteboard big time. Like not recording, just that the whole classroom was there to see from all sides
      And sometimes u have to leave ur phones at the teachers desk before, if ur caught it’s gone for a whole week, so you’d rather not. At leat in none of my schools they dared to use the phone for cheating

      I think ur a bit on the emotional basis of comparison tho, but thx for the answer

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  • More bureaucracy, less pedo teachers, teachers can't hit kids anymore, more pressure to conform to peers, and no nice food in the canteen anymore cos of jamie oliver

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  • I went to school from 1983-1988 in a special school cause I have mental illness, so they had those kind of schools back then. There was no whiteboard. No internet-just computers with floppy disks,green words, no sound,but we liked it! It was a good time to be alive!

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  • Internet had made a huge difference. I graduated HS in 1993, we had no internet then. It was books, encyclopedias, etc. I see kids nowadays it revolves around the internet. Encyclopedias are laughable.

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  • Not sure about other countries but here in UK school life was very different 40 years ago. Children had no rights, teachers were allowed to hit students and humiliate us with no fear of reprisals. I was once made to run round the sports field during PE in my underwear because my PE kit was stolen from the cloakroom. On another occasion a teacher threw a chair at the student sitting behind me, I just managed to duck out of the way in time to avoid it hitting me, fortunately so did the intended target. There were no support staff, children with disabilities or learning difficulties were either institutionalised or just expected to cope in mainstream school. There was no technology just teachers, books and a blackboard. The thing was no one knew any different so we just got on with it, we had a lot of fun in those days

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  • It's more frowned apon to fuck the cute teacher

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  • I'm not really sure what the difference is.

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  • Idk i wasnt alive then

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