What it's like to do a lockdown drill with kindergarten kids


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There’s actually quite a market for voodoo faith healers, actually. Look at the homeopathic industry, as a start.


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I have always been moved and saddened by stories of kids growing up in a war zone, like Beirut or Sarajevo. Now they can return the favor.


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The children would be much better served by spending the time getting some exercise instead of this idiocy. Everyone is watching too much Nancy Grace.


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The normalization of life-long institutionalization.

The jails look a lot like schools now-a-days.


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It’s pretty amazing that these articles are 1 and 3 years old.


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That’s an old and accurate observation; probably the best earlier one is Foucault’s in Discipline & Punish. But many others have noted the similarity between school and prison. They serve a similar role in the US, and it’s hard not to be like the libertarians and home schoolers who say it’s similar by design.


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My children both attend and attended jail-like local high schools and I often remarked upon visiting for plays and such that they looked more like youth detention centers than places to educate children.

The local community colleges are mostly archetecturally high-minded though, with 40+ foot glass frontages and interesting landscaping…which is representitive of tuition fees I suppose, but a little more uplifting than cinder block and caged exit signs and clocks.


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I still remember ‘duck and cover’ drills for elementary school in the '60s. At least these weren’t quite as frightening since, being in Tulsa, they were actually good for tornado preparedness.


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Far more time is lost to these drills than is potentially saved by them. I think they are pushed because fear is useful to those in power.


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Yeah, that was the weakest line in the article. Pretty sure most cult leaders and woo-medicine practitioners are in it for the money.


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