|Installation by DetentionSlip.org founder Anthony David Adams entitled "Leave Them Kids Alone" at Reform School in New York City. Vegan belts provided by Truth Belts out of Canada, laser etching by PRPLMNT out of Brooklyn.|
DetentionSlip founder Anthony David Adams has contributed an installation entitled "Leave Them Kids Alone" -- a collection of 20 belts laser engraved with the names of each state where corporal punishment is still legal, and an accompanying wooden paddle.
According to Adams "The response to the piece has been amazing. I overheard a couple saying they came in from Queens to see the show because someone posted a photo of the work on facebook... and I had to do a double take when I saw Adrian Grenier (Vinny Chase from Entourage) visibly and audibly react in shock when he came to see it Saturday night. I've been around talking with people, and it's really doing it's job to raise awareness and start conversations -- most people are outraged and say that they had no idea this was happening in US Public Schools."
Check it out at http://reformschool.letsredu.com
When asked why he didn't send his daughters to a public school in DC he fumbles..
In one breath he says DC schools aren't up to par. Then he says that there are individual good public schools in DC and in every city in the country. Then he says its hard to get into such schools, due to lotteries, etc. Then he says "given his position" he could get his girls into any school. Then he sort of mumbles about how all schools need to be better and that DC schools aren't there yet.
Don't you think that just by virtue of the President putting his kids in public school they would step it up? Put faith in the Public School system.
Should people in positions of power and privileged use the public school system? Should politicians?