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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Indoctrination, Obedience


  • Overall I found War on Kids to be disappinting.

    I liked how it had a guy point out that Ritalin was invented by the Swiss, but the Swiss refuse to use it on their kids. Also great to see John Taylor Gatto in this.

    But the whole message was, "America's school system sucks." OK fine, but there must be schools in the world, if not in America, that are actually great - why not show them and tell us the differences in how they are run?

    Ultimately all this film did was show lots of people talking about problems, but there was no exploration of possible solutions.

    For example, it showed Pat Farenga, who wrote a book about homeschooling, but there was nothing in the film about homeschooling, it just had Farenga criticizing schools.

    I hope that Waiting for Superman is able to offer possible solutions to the problems of education. This film certainly didn't.

    By Blogger Markus, at 9:24 AM  

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