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Living in Pandemic Purgatory, Up Close and Personal

Belle Chesler Tom Dispatch
A world unraveling amid smoke and death and how one teacher and her students dealt with it. The pandemic served as a stark reminder of at least two things: that the nuclear family is not enough and that schools can’t be its sole safety net.

What Shall We Do About the Children After the Pandemic

Teresa Thayer Snyder Diane Ravitch's blog
I sincerely plead with my colleagues, to surrender the artificial constructs that measure achievement and greet the children where they are, not where we think they “should be.”

Don’t Subject Your Kids to Rudolph

Caitlin Flanagan The Atlantic
The world is bleak enough as it is. Of all the disturbing things in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, nothing competes with Donner’s rejection of his son. Donner is horrified by the nose.

The Evolving Science of the Coronavirus and Children

Apoorva Mandavilli, Robin McKie New York Times, The Guardian
Three articles. Researchers are finding that children of all ages become infected and spread the virus to others but that children do respond differently immunologically to this virus, and it seems to be protecting the kids.

Tidbits - Sept. 17, 2020 - Reader Comments: Could Trump Win-Is He Planning a Coup?; Women Given Hysterectomies Without Consent by ICE; No Peace without Freedom-Thoughts on "Peace Deal"; Scourge of Racism; Use Art to Raise Antiracist Kids; Announcements

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Reader Comments: Could Trump Win-Is He Planning a Coup?; Women Given Hysterectomies Without Consent by ICE; There Cannot be Peace without Freedom-Thoughts on the "Peace Deal"; Scourge of Racism; Use Art to Raise Antiracist Kids; Lots of Announcements
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