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18 Signs That Life In U.S. Public Schools Is Now Essentially Equivalent To Life In U.S. Prisons

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In the United States today, our public schools are not very good at educating our students, but they sure are great training grounds for learning how to live in a Big Brother police state control grid.  Sadly, life in many U.S. public schools is now essentially equivalent to life in U.S. prisons.  Most parents don’t realize this, but our students have very few rights when they are in school.  Our public school students are being watched, tracked, recorded, searched and controlled like never before.  Back when I was in high school, it was unheard of for a police officer to come to school, but today our public school students are being handcuffed and arrested in staggering numbers.  When I was young we would joke that going to school was like going to prison, but today that is actually true.

The following are 18 signs that life in our public schools is now very similar to life in our prisons….

#1 Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has announced that school officials can search the cell phones and laptops of public school students if there are “reasonable grounds for suspecting that the search will turn up evidence that the student has violated or is violating either the law or the rules of the school.”

#2 It came out in court that one school district in Pennsylvania secretly recorded more than 66,000 images of students using webcams that were embedded in school-issued laptops that the students were using at home.

#3 If you can believe it, a “certified TSA official” was recently brought in to oversee student searches at the Santa Fe High School prom.

#4 A few years ago a class of 3rd grade students at one Kentucky elementary school were searched by a group of teachers after 5 dollars went missing.  During the search the students were actually required to remove their shoes and their socks.

#5 At one public school in the Chicago area, children have been banned from bringing their lunches from home.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Students at that particular school are absolutely prohibited from bringing lunches from home.  Instead, it is mandatory that they eat the food that the school cafeteria serves.

#6 The U.S. Department of Agriculture is spending huge amounts of money to install surveillance cameras in the cafeterias of public schools so that government control freaks can closely monitor what our children are eating.

#7 A teenager in suburban Dallas was recently forced to take on a part-time job after being ticketed for using bad language in one high school classroom.  The original ticket was for $340, but additional fees have raised the total bill to $637.

#8 It is not just high school kids that are being ticketed by police.  In Texas the crackdown extends all the way down to elementary school students.  In fact, it has been reported that Texas police gave “1,000 tickets” to elementary school kids over a recent six year period.

#9 A few months ago, a 17 year-old honor student in North Carolina named Ashley Smithwick accidentally took her father’s lunch with her to school.  It contained a small paring knife which he would use to slice up apples.  So what happened to this standout student when the school discovered this?  The school suspended her for the rest of the year and the police charged her with a misdemeanor.

#10 A little over a year ago, a 6 year old girl in Florida was handcuffed and sent to a mental facility after throwing temper tantrums at her elementary school.

#11 In early 2010, a 12 year old girl in New York was arrested by police and marched out of her school in handcuffs just because she doodled on her desk. “I love my friends Abby and Faith” was what she reportedly wrote on her desk.

#12 There are actually some public schools in the United States that are so paranoid that they have actually installed cameras in student bathrooms.

#13 Down in Florida, students have actually been arrested by police for bringing a plastic butter knife to school, for throwing an eraser, and for drawing a picture of a gun.

#14 The Florida State Department of Juvenile Justice has announced that it will begin using analysis software to predict crime by young delinquents and will place “potential offenders” in specific prevention and education programs.

#15 A group of high school students made national headlines a while back when they revealed that they were ordered by a security guard to stop singing the national anthem during a visit to the Lincoln Memorial.

#16 In some U.S. schools, armed cops accompanied by police dogs actually conduct surprise raids with their guns drawn.  In this video, you can actually see police officers aiming their guns at school children as the students are lined up facing the wall.

#17 Back in 2009, one 8 year old boy in Massachusetts was sent home from school and was forced to undergo a psychological evaluation because he drew a picture of Jesus on the cross.

#18 This year, 13 parents in Duncan, South Carolina were actually arrested for cheering during a high school graduation.

For many more signs that life in U.S. public schools is now essentially equivalent to life in U.S. prisons check out the short video posted below….

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    • Anonymous

      obviously this person hasn’t stepped into a public school lately. 60% of students bring alcohol or drugs to school each day. most of them sell that stuff to other students during school. sex in the bathrooms, in the lunchroom, in janitor closets, outside. fights erupting daily, weapons, threats, bullying…and these are not even urban schools. how do i know? i used to teach in several schools in CT. its so bad now that each school has a cop on duty to break up the daily problems. my advice to you who wrote this…spend a week in an inner city high school and see if you still believe education can survive without extreme measures.

    • Anonymous

      my daughter’s school, called Martin Luther King in Riverside, Ca is built just like a prison. I know because I used to be a prison guard; areas are segregated for lock-down and it’s an impenetrable fortress, probably to be used for Fema camp later…

    • asterflower

      Good Lord, people! Look to society and bad parenting for the problems in public schools. You cannot separate children’s behavior from their family’s standards. What do these children watch on television and in movies? Are parents at home when they get home from school? Do families monitor homework? Public School is not a place where children are raised. Public Schools are a place where students are supposed to be educated. It’s too easy to blame others for our own depravity. Children do not change that drastically from home to school. A teacher is an educational advocate for the student and in a support role with the parent in “raising up a child in the way that they should go, so that when they grow old, they will not depart from it.” As a society, we need to take a look at who we are as a people and what defines us as a nation of citizens. Children emulate their primary role models, who are their parents.

    • Monticello

      Amen to the first comment! The public can’t judge the change of public schools without judging the change in children and society in general. It’s a scary place, and it’s scary bc these kids aren’t taught any discipline at home. Some of these schools should pay combat wages to the teachers! And most of these measures are to make the teachers and decent kids more safe. Think Columbine.

    • Bert

      Perhaps I am just lucky to live in the area that I live in, because the things that you guys have written about what it is like in your schools, is NOT what it is like in our schools. Our kids are fairly well behaved, as kids go…. and there is no need to have policemen in attendance or locks on the doors or cameras in the bathrooms. It is hard to believe that there are places as bad as what you describe. Maybe it is the homes our kids come from, the amount of parental input and involvement, I don’t know, but you sure make me believe that I would never want to leave here now!

    • Anonymous

      if you try an teach your children discipline at home you will a visit from CPS Get the picture ! we live in corporate police state
      owned by a few bank cartel family’s that send there children to private schools.

    • Anonymous

      i am just grateful , in my country we dont have the negro problem that you guys do.

    • turfangel

      just like life on earth is for most people an ‘orientation period’, for a future afterlife in Hell, the US public schools are children’s ‘orientation period’ for a future in prisons. Prisons make the rich richer. No one can protect their children in this world, from all the evils that exist, there is all evil and there is no good being done, nothing is working to make the world a better place-everything is for one agenda-to make this earth like satan’s hell, and to destroy anything good that may still exists-especially the children. That is the reason earth will be destroyed-the universe mirrors back to people the bad choices they have made-now it is all choices that destroy life and love and any chance of the world becoming a better place-a heavenly place for all. The choices increase suffering for all, rather than put an end to all suffering on earth. If ending suffering was the #1 priority-life would be good, but people are too selfish-they hoard money they will never use, while children go blind because of malnutrition. They think the hoarded money makes them superior-but after death they will see the truth-that it made the evil and worthy only of the Hell they allowed others to go through while pompous and proud of their own evil.

    • Anonymous

      i took my kids out of the shite called public schooling and taught them at home, best thing i ever did, my kids are intelligent and successful, americans have the schools and the govts that they deserve, now go back to lala land and pretend everything is just fine.

    • Monticello

      Bert you are living in a state of denial. If you live in an area that has any population status, this is going on. There is no area of isolation. Unless you live in an area that say has 25 members in their senior class, or if your school is private/charter where they are not forced to accept/compel attendance, then the class of student population may be better and maybe this is not going on. But a public school that has 200 per class in population, this is happening, in fact it is a must to ticket students/parents (fine them) or else there would be NO ACCOUNTABILITY for misbehavior, and it doesn’t matter where you live. It’s obvious by the products education is purchasing this is a universal problem.

    • terry the censor

      #2 is hilarious. How dumb can the school be?

      “The lawsuit was filed after 15-year-old high school sophomore Blake Robbins was disciplined at school, for his behavior in his home. The school’s ‘evidence’ that triggered his discipline was a photograph that the school had secretly taken of him in his bedroom, via the webcam in his school-issued laptop.”

      Did they think no one would figure it out? Hahaha!

    • vireo226

      18 reasons why I homeschool.

    • Anonymous

      If you stopped putting flouride in the water and stop giving your children junk food, it would completely change the way children behave so that we would have the calm cool schools of the fifties again.

    • ChewyBees

      Without a doubt all of this has come about because there is zero parental accountability or liability. When anonymous strangers are willing to pay for your miscreant to have an all day daycare then what responsibility is there for any parent to do anything? Kids organize in gangs, and lash out at anything and everything because they have no alternative behavior that they are guided by. I know there are racially motivated thoughts (and above comments) but it isn’t the race that is at issue, it is the circumstances that certain races of people are put into. There are trainloads of drugs carted into this nation daily, with full passport by the very people that claim to want to stop them. If you don’t think so, then tell me how 80+ major cities and every other city and town are kept in supply on such a regular basis. It is because the mobsters wrecking the economy, society, and the environment, have no problem wrecking the families too. It keeps them in diamonds and gold and the permanent underclass worshiping the ‘bling’. I am firm believer that for every rich man, thousands of men must be poor. (note: commentators ready to tell me how they ‘deserve’ their wealth are very good at what they do)
      I am a man that believes that all men (man, meaning both genders) should be as fully liable as possible, and that government should not be there to handle the liabilities for those too scared, lazy or incompetent to handle them. Government schools are geared up to generate this exact type of people. Single mothers, self centered simpleton fathers and children of the failing family need to come to an end. This means that government plantations stop their breeding of laborers and indebted, and go away. People are either competent to live and thrive or they are not. I know that sounds harsh, but I want you to flip it and imagine how many potentially brilliant, giving and contributing people are caught up in the madness of catering to the least common denominator, all to enrich the least common psychopath. I fear the chain reaction is in such late stages that it will take a complete flattening and disintegration of all society for anything to change.

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