Skip to comments.Documentary ‘The War on Kids’ compares U.S. public schools to prison system
Posted on 05/03/2012 6:26:48 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
Are public schools becoming more and more like prisons?
Thats what the documentary The War on Kids says.
Based on interviews with educators, medical professionals, students and sociologists, the documentary, which received a limited film festival run in 2009 and is being released this week on the Documentary Channel, paints the picture of an increasingly authoritarian and paranoid school system that is failing its students, stripping them of their civil liberties and constitutional rights.
Kids have no voice. Everyone pretends to care, but it is never true, and its the children who are being blamed for all the failings in the education system, filmmaker Cevin Soling told FOX411s Pop Tarts column. People do not learn when they are in such an autocratic environment
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The public school, including the “charter school”, is BY FAR, the largest, most expensive, most subversive, and most destructive entitlement program in the country.
The public school, including the “charter school”, is better understood as the government school collective.
It is silly to imagine that you can fix the public schools, because the very concept itself is communist.
Any child that comes out of the government school collective with their moral compass and common sense intact does so in spite of the government school indoctrination, not because of it.
If you want to win the culture war, have lots of children (see my tagline) and homeschool them or form your own school cooperative with your church or synagogue and like-minded friends and relatives.
Nobody loves your children more than you do.
Nobody can teach your children like you can.
Your children would love nothing better than to be taught by you, if you start doing so before they are corrupted by the government school collective.
It is hypocritical for you to submit your children to an authority with whom you fundamentally disagree. And your children will know it.
If you have children, make whatever sacrifices you must to get them out of the public schools.
DO NOT FEED THE BEAST!
Especially not with your own children.
And DO NOT TAKE GOVERNMENT “EDUCATION” MONEY!
He that pays the piper calls the tune, and that’s especially true for any government “education” program.
Another Reason to Homeschool Ping.
I agree that the subject matter taught is liberal, but I disagree with the schools being overwhelmingly authoritarian.
My wife is a teacher, who hates hiw they are forced to teach the curriculum, but she says that the parents have the principals and teachers in fear of their jobs and believe that their children can do no wrong.
I finally decided to pull my kid from public school mainly over this. ALL of the terminology - and thus much of the attitude - derived from prison admin. “Cells”, “blocks”, “lockdown”, “parole”, etc. Sick beyond words, and an integral part of the emerging police state I think.
Seems like a lot of public school teachers are ending up in prison recently, for acting like their students are their own personal dating pool.
Schools do not put the kids on medication... your family doctor or a psychiatrist do. I get tired of parents conceding all of their parental authority and decisions to government run institutions. No one is required to put their kids on ADD meds or any other type just because a teacher/counselor recommends this.
One of my kids went to private schools the other transferred to public school in fourth grade. Both received excellent educations... school systems differ from state to state, and county to county. In fact my daughter who is graduating from public high School was lucky enough to take 8 AP classes.
Painting America’s school systems with a broad brush is what the left does... and why they want a National system.
I’m perfectly happy with the way the schools are run in my very blue county, in a very blue state.
Peole like YOU ARE the problem. Have yet ANOTHER SWIG OF THAT Kool-Aide!
Government schools are wrong for a number of reasons. High on the list is that it’s immoral to take money from me at gunpoint to pay for your children’s so-called education.
Then there’s the fact that even the advanced coursework is pretty much garbage. Or the pervasive humanist worldview, the emphasis on obedience to authority, and the unhealthy way schools warehouse hundreds of kids together all day every day. Like prisons.
The warden was a widely notorious character named "Moosehockey" or somesuchting.
All things run by a central government eventually devolve to the standards of the lowest common denominator.
RE: Homeschooling - I have no doubt that the radical leftists in this country are planning to make it illegal to homeschool. It’s just the way they are - control freaks and enemies of anyone who will not toe their line.
That being said, I love the idea of parochial schools and other private church based schools. Obama’s HHS mandate is a challenge to all of us as it will affect whether such private schools will remain open. So, in some respects, the HHS mandate is also a shot across the bow, so to speak against all private schools.
If the government moves against private schools, and then legislates home schooling to be subversive and illegal - we are doomed! Some people may think I am crazy, but it is not a far stretch of the imagination to see how this could happen.
Someone with a real degree (say, a degree in chemistry) or some real knowledge would not want to waste his time doing 4 years of B.Ed just so he can teach what he already knows well. The logic of our society dictates by law that an imbecile with no knowledge of chemistry would do the job better, because he/she did a lot of left-wing BS in a B.Ed programme.
By ruining the teaching profession, future generations are ruined, standards are lowered, education becomes propaganda, and the goal of social revolution becomes nearer (so the spawn of satan think.)
Yes, the government's education system must be destroyed. Not just the public school system, but the laws that prevent schools from hiring talented and skillful teachers who come from non-B.Ed backgrounds must be wiped out.
I cringe when I hear schools talking about being under ‘lockdown’ - that’s a prison term. The again with union goons doing the ‘teaching’ (if you can call a system that can’t teach kids to read, ‘teaching’) it might be the right term.
If your look at the most recently build schools they have almost no windows, very few doors, and are surrounded by chain link fences. If that is not a type of prison I don’t know what is.
I am in complete agreement that the federal government should stay out of the education system...
I choose to live in the state in which I reside, knowing full well that I may be paying more in taxes for this or that. We all have free will and can move to states that have no income tax, or very low property taxes. If the public at large in an individual state supports using tax money to fund public education... I don’t know how you can argue the money is used illegally.
I would personally prefer to pay for my kids education, which I have done for many years.
My beef with the story is this over generalization regarding schools in America. Most of us know there are some terrible school systems, but there are also some which do a very good job of educating the students.
Particularly bright students... even in the most liberal system they end up receiving the most advantages.
If my local schools hadn’t been great, I would never have taken my youngest out of private school.
The comparison is very apt.