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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

How Trump Politicized Schools Reopening, Regardless of Safety

Diane Ravitch The New York Review of Books
If the Trump administration is willing to spend trillions to bail out corporations, banks, and airlines, why is it not willing to put up the $400-500 billion necessary to ensure the safety of our nation’s schools, children, and educators?

How We Got to Sesame Street

Jill Lepore The New Yorker
The show was created to put kids’ screen time to good use. Half a century later, how is it holding up?

Trump Administration has been Using Private Therapy Notes Against Detained Kids

Gabe Ortiz; NPR Morning Edition; American Psychological Association
The American Psychological Association expressed shock and outrage that the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement has been sharing confidential psychotherapy notes with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to deny asylum to some immigrant youth.

The Shame of Child Poverty in the Age of Trump

Rajan Menon Tom Dispatch
young girl holding cardboard sign "Please Help" ...according to the Children's Defense Fund, kids now constitute one-third of the 38.1 million Americans classified as poor and 70% of them have at least one working parent -- so poverty can’t be chalked up to parental indolence.
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