The War on Kids
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The War on Kids
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 for playing cops and robbers? Are we overmedicating our children on the advice of… More
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"By and large, the docu's closely reasoned case synchs up nicely with Soling's freewheeling visual approach."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"Cevin Soling's lively documentary lays out in hair-raising detail the authoritarian underpinnings of America's child-centered culture."
‑ Ella Taylor, Village Voice
"Arranged in sections that range from merely interesting to downright horrifying, this provocative documentary suggests a system regulated by fear and motivated by the desire to control."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
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