Lockdown High by Annette Fuentes
When the Schoolhouse Becomes a Jailhouse

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In the dozen years since the Columbine High School shootings, school violence has fallen steadily. Yet, as Annette Fuentes visits schools across America she finds metal detectors and drug tests for aspirin, police profiling of students with no records, arbitrary expulsions, teachers carrying guns, and all-seeing electronic surveillance. Her moving stories will astonish readers, as she makes the case that our public schools reflect a society with an unhealthy fixation on crime and violence.
 

About Annette Fuentes

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ANNETTE FUENTES is online Editor of the Bay Citizen. She was the Managing Editor of New America Media, and a reporter for the Daily News and New York Newsday, and contributes op-eds to USA Today. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
 
Published February 12, 2013 by Verso. 224 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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She takes a dim view of those profiting from zero-tolerance policies: ex-cops who become school safety consultants, manufacturers of surveillance and drug-testing equipment and certain companies running alternative schools for students suspended from regular public schools for behavioral problems.

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In this well-argued book, Fuentes, a journalist with a special interest in children's issues, sums up the "slippery slope" from the school to the jailhouse: "If yesterday's prank got a slap on the wrist, today those wrists could be slapped with handcuffs."

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