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The War on Kids (2009)

 -  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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education | youth | school | children

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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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If it wasn't so shocking...
5 May 2012 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

Documentaries set out to show a point of view. Michael Moore, whoever, have a point to prove. So, with this documentary I wanted to see the point that was being put forward. However, if even one half of 1 percent of this movie is 'fact' not film-makers putting forward their views it is bad enough. While 'law enforcement' may be necessary, prosecuting children for 'bad' behavior is insane. This film shows time after time how schools are prisons (in all but name), administration has abrogated responsibility, and how police revel in brutal authority over those weaker than them (why exactly are police in schools?). This is truly a documentary, showing the reality of failures at all levels in the education system - except for the kids who are energetic, vibrant, alive and curious.


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