The War on Kids (2009)
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Filmmaker Cevin D. Soling details how irrational fears have transformed the public education system into a virtual prison in this thought-provoking documentary. With metal detectors, armed security guards, and prescription drugs, contemporary schools are safer than ever before -- or are they? Today's schools resemble high-security prisons more than they do hallowed halls of learning, but are decrees like the "Zero Tolerance" policy actually doing more harm than good by suspending kindergartners
Jun 1, 2009 Wide
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By and large, the docu's closely reasoned case synchs up nicely with Soling's freewheeling visual approach.
Cevin Soling's lively documentary lays out in hair-raising detail the authoritarian underpinnings of America's child-centered culture.
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