The War on Kids

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1 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

1 out of 5 stars

Tackling a host of important issues via unsubstantiated fearmongering, The War on Kids details society’s malevolent attacks on the nation’s defenseless schoolchildren. While classroom violence, drugs and the evil called homework are all valid candidates for criticism, director Cevin D. Soling eschews context and facts in favor of extremism. Talking-head interviewees equate students’ experiences with those of POWs (!), slander pharmaceuticals as lobotomizing evils and malign public schools as akin to “fascist nations”; looniest of all, one blames school bells as agents of psychological destruction. It’s a hysterical doc that’s a war on rational, levelheaded analysis.—Nick Schager

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