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Narrative about school turned prison
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Narrative about school turned prison

Instead of writing a text on student rights, I might write a narrative about a school which is more like a prison. Or I might do both. You decide.

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RE: Narrative about school turned prison

Schools being like prisons is a sort of sliding scale, from the sort of places CAFETY deals with, to actual prisons, to hyper-factory schools, to run-of-the-mill factory model schools...

At some point it's more of a metaphor.

Arguably, a big part of the prison in any case is the person's own beliefs and limited understanding of self, others, and the world at large. See Plaro's Allegory of the Cave, including DoA's thread (see my sig) and links there for details.

Being in some form of actual prison can make it harder to break out of that.

Anyway, back to your question... Your proposed narrative overlaps with stories-in-progress from at least one other person here.

Also, have you read the older stories Trar has dug up, and/or know about the novel The Truancy?

I'm interested in what forms future narratives might take... given a more connected world, with more voices questioning traditional institutional models...

(And essays as well... what about one written as a letter to existing teachers/adnins/parents/etc.?)

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The War on Kids drew a stark parallel to schools/prisons. It revolved more around the physical structures of the buildings and the security measures, privacy-violating raids and all.
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