Monday, February 25, 2013

REVIEW 'Lockdown High:' When the Schoolhouse Becomes a Jailhouse

[Annette] Fuentes Navigates Readers Through Terrorism Classifications and Prison Surveillance Norms in US Schools

"School violence has fallen steadlily for twenty years. Yet in schools throughout the United States, [author] Annette Fuentes finds metal detectors and drug tests for aspirin, police profiling of students with no records, arbitrary expulsions, armed teachers, increased policing, and all-seeing electronic surveillance." 

 "Lockdown High," released by Verso (2011), makes highly recommended reading at a time where extreme polices are being evaluated along with moderate approaches in light of the Newtown, CT school shootings.

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