The Staggering Ways America Is Rigged to Traumatize and Impoverish Kids Coming Out of College
By Sophia A. McClennen / AlterNet
In a recent issue of Psychology Today, Peter Gray joined the chorus of Millennial-bashers, making the case that college kids lack “resilience.” He says that more college students depend on counseling services and offers up anecdotes of woefully pathetic kids. The basic gist of the piece — common to this genre of article — is that society is doomed because young people can’t handle “everyday” challenges.
Other commentators have been all too happy to bash Millennials. In fact, everywhere Millennials turn they are told that they’re lazy, entitled, narcissistic and clueless. They have even been called “the lamest generation.”
This conclusion is wrong, and it’s damaging.
When critics accuse Millennials…
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B.C. parents outraged after son with Down syndrome locked in ‘quiet room’
Published Tuesday, October 6, 2015 9:57PM EDT
CTV National News: Disgust over ‘quiet room’ http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=722665
The parents of a B.C. boy with Down syndrome have temporarily pulled their son out of school after learning he’d been repeatedly put in a so-called “quiet room” – a small, windowless room meant for students who misbehave.
Jackie and Kirk Graham said their son Deacon, 7, typically enjoys going to school but lately they’ve been keeping him at home.
“I think it’s awful. It breaks my heart for my son,” Jackie Graham told CTV Vancouver. ….
Waterstones has launched an industry-wide campaign to raise £1m by urging people to “Buy Books for Syria”.
In an unprecedented step, the industry’s top publishers from Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster to indies such as Profile Books and Canongate are donating titles from big name authors such as David Walliams, Neil Gaiman, Victoria Hislop and Ali Smith for Waterstones to sell through their stores under the ‘Buy Books for Syria’ banner, with 100% of the retail price going towards Oxfam’s Syria Crisis Appeal.
The charity promotion will begin on Thursday (1st October) with titles displayed on tables front of store in Waterstones’ 280 shops, stickered with the ‘Buy Books for Syria’ name.
The offerings will include both frontlist and backlist titles from a vast array of authors including Mary Beard, Alan Bennett, Michael Bond, William Boyd, Bill Bryson, Tracy Chevalier, Lee Child and Julia Donaldson.
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