posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 06:33 PM
I wrote about this in the vaccines in the 70's thread back in January, but here goes again:
Before school started, we were put through our paces and received several tests, including some medical ones at the school registration. At one point
after the hearing test, someone put a scanner over the skin on my wrist to show me my blood flowing through my veins. Through the scanner my blood
looked green, and this affronted my little 4 yr old sensibilities. To this day I have been unable to figure out what that scanner was. Upon starting
school, the principal took it upon himself to take certain kids aside for a kindergarten pretest. I write with my left hand but do most other things
(including using scissors) with my right hand. I remember him getting furious with me and ripping the scissors out of my right hand, smacking the
knuckles with them, and placing the scissors into my left hand. I would give him a scathing look,move the scissors to my right hand and proceed with
my dexterity tests. After the third go round, my mother walked I to the room, saw him hitting my knuckles with the scissors and went postal on him.
He never bothered me again, and retired about 2 years after that. (I digress because at that point in my country's educational system, it was finally
OK to be left handed, but apparently they had no idea how to handle mixed dexterity kids).
After a series of other tests, I was put into a gifted program with half a dozen other kids. I was reading at a grade 5/6 level. Come grade 2, the
school did a series of IQ tests, and all of us from the original kindergarten group along with a few others were put into an official "enrichment"
program. We stayed with our main class for half of the day, then we went to the enrichment room for personal development. Lots of brain teasers,
puzzles, IQ tests, self-driven projects, etc. that continued until high school, where enrichment was no longer offered-you just took advanced
classes. I really don't remember a lot about the general going ons of enrichment, but I remember the teacher saying devisive things to each student
so that we were distrustful of the other participants.