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The War on Kids

6:30 pm Pre-screening drinks/discussion
7:30 pm Screening begins

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Location: John Curtin Hotel 29 Lygon St Carlton

Food Available

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The War on Kids is a documentary on Public Education in America. While several documentaries on schools have come out since The War on Kids, these films tend to be either propaganda for charter schools or look at symptoms without any appreciation or understanding of underlying issues. To be a great documentary, it is essential to do the necessary work and dig deeper to uncover the heart of the problems observed. The numerous failures and pathologies associated with school are predominantly due to it autocratic structure. Because no one wants to voluntarily relinquish power, this fundamental problem is never addressed or even recognized.

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  • Sarah

    Great site to check out! Esoteric tube http://www.esoterictube.com

    June 28, 2013

  • Sarah

    Check this out - interesting solution based talk on US education system issue http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_how_to_escape_education_s_death_valley.html

    June 28, 2013

  • ian b.

    ... when are ppl going to LEARN that bureaucrats have NO responsibility? when are ppl going to LEARN that "teachers" - as so-called, are mainly stooges for the merciless, capitalo-industrial system that is currently destroying all creation? How many crises will it take for ppl to wake up enough to be adequately responsible human beings, worthy for being???

    June 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Quite an eye-opening movie. The film-maker attempts to provide a lot of "visual-evidence" to support his claims rather than only relying on studies and comments from experts, sometimes doing this even at the risk of disturbing the viewer to make his point.

    A great insight into how schools have shifted responsibility/potential blame to cover themselves if/when things go wrong at any point during the educational lifespan of a child.

    June 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think it showed how the US education system is churning out mindless automatons whose sole purpose in life is to obey, consume and reproduce within their social classes – usually lower classes.

    June 25, 2013

  • Julie

    A wake up call for those who believe everything schools and the education department tells them about their kids, and how their kids 'should' be! From not conforming to 'standard regulation' to inciting fear and hatred. The ending of the film left me feeling a little traumatised.

    1 · June 25, 2013

  • Jim

    my apoligies for the change hope to meet next event.

    June 24, 2013

  • ian b.

    ... hi, Amanda., i'm co-organiser of Truth-Seekers-Adelaide (or.. TRYING to be...) i've kept in touch with yr grp out of highest motivations, which we yogis seems to know something about... i've observed over the yrs how that there's been serveral different organisers of yr grp & I'm wondering whether it's coz they get that notorious old condition to which we "social-reformer types are subject.. viz the ***BURN###OUT*** ... I think i'm only still here with this one coz of my incurable sense of humour, which is my connection to The Divine..(Ishwara) I am most interested on the (organic) "continuity-factor".. viz the children.. and noticed yr latest movie.. I've not been able to get a pic show event going here such as yr cinema grp, but would it be possible to get some idea how you obtain yr materials film/dvd s etc.. etc. thx.. regards ianb ( aka karmaraj-yogi ramajan, from 1962) my eml is < ianbe100 at gmail com

    June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I just realised I'm doing something else that night, darn. See you next time!

    June 17, 2013

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