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Equality Is Not Enough: What the Classroom Has Taught Me About Justice

Equality Is Not Enough: What the Classroom Has Taught Me About Justice
Imagine this situation: A classroom of students is settling down to work on a writing task. All of a sudden, one student exclaims, “That’s not fair! Why do they get to listen to the instructions on the headphones! I want to listen, too!” This happens way more often than you think. Not because teachers are inherently unfair creatures (I would know; I’m a teacher), but because students have come to understand “fairness” as simply equal treatment. You’re familiar with this playground mentality of fairness: “I get two crackers, and you two crackers” or “I play with the ball for twenty minutes, and then you play with it for twenty minutes.” Others are starting to question this “Sharing is Caring” idea and over-simplistic expectations of fairness. Because here’s the thing: Treating everyone exactly the same actually is not fair. Let me break it down. Teaching middle and high school students taught me all I needed to know about fairness and the persistence of privilege. 1. That would be privilege.

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The Associations Between Cultural Identity and Mental Health Outcomes for Indigenous Māori Youth in New Zealand Introduction Rangatahi Māori, the indigenous youth of New Zealand experience significantly poorer mental health outcomes compared to Pākehā/NZ European youth (1–7). Rates of serious depressive symptoms are similar (Māori 13.9%, NZ European 12.1%), but Māori youth report considerably higher prevalence of suicide attempts (Māori 6.5%, NZ European 2.7%) and poorer general wellbeing (Māori 10.5%, NZ European 6.8%) compared to their peers (1). Suicide death rates for Māori youth are almost twice that of non-Māori (Māori suicide 17.8 people per 100,000, non-Māori 10.6 per 100,000) (8).

Smile! Could the pandemic lead to happier times? In January 2018, a Yale University professor named Laurie Santos launched a course, Psychology and the Good Life, which quickly became the most popular class in the institution’s 319-year-history. After 13 years at Yale, in 2016, the 44-year-old had taken charge of one of the university’s residential colleges and had become alarmed by widespread mental illness and stress. She wanted to explain the paradox of why so many students were still suffering, having achieved their dreams of being admitted to Yale and having met society’s definition of success. Santos created the lecture series in a bid to teach her students what really mattered – to help them carve out lives of meaning and contentment. Within a few days of the course’s launch, roughly a quarter of Yale’s entire undergraduate population had signed up. A few months later, in March 2018, Santos launched a 10-week online version of the original happiness course that anyone could access.

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What Do We Know About Children and Coronavirus Transmission? Key Points: With just a few weeks remaining before schools in the U.S. are scheduled to reopen, and the federal government encouraging in-person schooling, there remain many questions about the risk COVID-19 poses to children and their role in transmission of the disease. Indeed, other countries have not reopened schools with the levels of community transmission found in the U.S., coupled with its insufficient testing and limited contact tracing.Our review of the latest available data indicates that, while children who are infected with COVID-19 are more likely to be asymptomatic and less likely to experience severe disease (though a small subset become quite sick), they are capable of transmitting to both children and adults.What remains unclear and where evidence is still needed is: whether children are less likely to be infected than adults and, when infected, the frequency and extent of their transmission to others.