I just read an article about some Misery school banning "Slaughterhouse Five". It seems from what I've read, that the books being banned are ones that allow young readers to think out of the box or to think about what being human really means. I started thinking about banning "thinking out of the box." Then I started to realize, when you think about young people thinking out of the box who comes to mind? Gifted kids for one thing. Effectively, because of selective funding cuts, gifted kids have been banned really. Put them back into the regular classroom where their minds can be beat back into the box along with the rest of the kids. And of course, while we're doing that, let's find other innovative ways to be sure kids' minds never come out of the box. California leads the way on things, so California got rid of school libraries. Basically, if you have a Pay Pal account or credit card, you can read whatever you want. Otherwise your mind will be shaped into a compliant form or thrown in prison, whichever is more convenient to the political element of the moment.
Gifted people, while making up 5% of the population, make up 20% of the prison population according to articles I've seen. I guess in that sense, the K-12 jail is preparing them for their future.