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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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A very upsetting look at what we do to our children
9 December 2009 | by (Santa Clara, CA) – See all my reviews

I can very much relate to these children. If the zero tolerance policy was in effect just 2 years earlier, I would have been kicked out of my middle school for drawing a picture of a knife. I got called to the counselor's office and was interrogated, but I got to go back to class and stare down my teacher who sent me there instead of being put in handcuffs. This documentary depicts the things we do to our children. Letting K9s bark in their faces, and kicking their belongings, putting them in jail for a pushing match, expelling them for drawing a weapon, playing cops and robbers, and worse of all, we drug our children. And then we tell them not to do "drugs" and we call in the ARMY to recruit them.

I repeatedly broke down in tears, because I was drugged up as a teen for ADD and Depression ( a side effect of ADD medication aka DRUGS!)

I can't imagination my own children having to deal with these horrible things in school. Makes me consider homeschooling, and having them participate in community activities as a social alternative.


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