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How to Raise Kids Who Won’t Be Racist

Melinda Wenner Moyer New York Times
If race is largely a social construct, then teaching children about it will only perpetuate racism — right? Wrong: Studies show precisely the opposite.

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.
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