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The War on Kids

In case you have not seen this yet..

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.

Here is the trailer..

It exposes the many ways the public school system has failed children and our future by robbing students of all freedoms due largely to irrational fears. Children are subjected to endure prison-like security, arbitrary punishments, and pharmacological abuse through the forced prescription of dangerous drugs. Even with these measures, schools not only fail to educate students, but the drive to teach has become secondary to the need to control children.

The film reveals that students civil rights have been virtually obliterated. They can be searched, drug-tested, denied the right to express themselves verbally and in print, as well as be physically punished without due process. They are routinely deprived of protection from self-incrimination and in some circumstances can even be strip searched without the consultation of parents. Courts typically uphold the rights of schools to behave in whatever manner they deem appropriate where childrens rights are involved. Ultimately schools now look astonishingly like prisons in their structure and operation and the film shows that it is hard to tell them apart. A side by side comparison in the form of a tour displays the apparent inferiority of the average public school with regards to prison in terms of its resources and upkeep. Most disturbing of all, the school environment is clearly much more oppressive and dreary.

Beyond physical intimidation, psychiatric abuse in schools is also rampant. Experts are interviewed about the epidemic of ADD and similar diagnoses. The preponderance of evidence is stunning and implicates drug companies in blatantly nefarious activities. Ritalin and other pharmaceuticals that are being heavily prescribed to children are not only physically harmful with lifelong consequences, but can and do lead to murder and suicide. What is presented as treatment is more dangerous and debilitating than the condition it is supposed to cure. In addition, the condition itself is clearly dubious, and the kids getting treated are often the ones who question teachers and authority. Invariably, these kids are drugged into submission.

  1. z
    January 16, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Baby boomers running it into a ditch as soon as they get their fingers on it.

    Private schools via churches and homeschooling keep increasing in number, despite the angst from the educational-establishment.

    I am glad we have the internet now, as its a resource for children and young people who have the will to learn. The instruction in various subjects can be had for free online. Endless hours of how-to instructional and educational videos via YouTube are also available. The histories of the various countries, great literature, and science are all a click away. Why do I have a sinking feeling the educational establishment is not happy about this.

    Has anyone else noticed a good way to find out about a particular subject is to search out blogs dedicated to that subject written by people who are hyper-interested in it? (Such as global warming skepticism for example—-you can learn much about the earth’s climate mechanisms, much more than the media would ever tell you otherwise).

  2. rightsaidfred
    January 17, 2010 at 5:35 am

    Yes, BUT, parents are more distracted today, kids are more violent, and lawyers have sued school districts into blindness. Ye shall reap what you sow.

  3. Tom
    July 29, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    I always thought the school system was getting wierder by the year. The one year I spent in public school was the worst year of my life.

    I enjoyed myself more even in military school!

    Go figure.

  4. October 13, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    I’ve noticed this too long ago and learned the rules of the game a bit late in life.

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