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The War on Kids (2009)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 1 June 2009 (USA)
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Shows how American public schools have failed in their mission to provide education, erode the country's democratic foundation by denying the most basic civil rights to youth, and often resemble prisons.

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THE WAR ON KIDS shows how American public schools continue to become more dangerously authoritarian. In addition to failing in their mission to provide education, they erode the country's democratic foundation by denying the most basic civil rights to youth and often resemble prisons. Written by Cevin Soling

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School is the Enemy

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Won Best Educational Documentary at NY International Independent Film and Video Festival 2009. See more »

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Great Film
22 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Everyone who has children, or plan on having any need to see this great film. It makes a great case for Home schooling, and shutting down the Department of Education and giving control back to the parents. As a filmmaker I can see the finished product as a fantastic project. Also the flow of the story keeps your attention, and really makes one think. having endured Parochial Schools in the 50's when teachers Taught, I am thankful for the education I received. I did a spanking or two-but deserved each for sure, got one when I got home as well. I learned not to repeat my actions very quick-Thank God they did not use mind altering drugs back then.


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