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

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"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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