Acknowledging the everyday trauma in students’ lives

We focus on high-profile events but ignore daily reality in low-income neighborhoods

HIGH-PROFILE ACTS of violence in schools have, rightly, received our attention – and the headlines. However, there is a deeper story: pervasive trauma experienced by too many inner-city youth, often deemed routine, which is ultimately ignored. There is a disproportionate response by the media, policymakers, and the public after a school shooting. While Parkland and(...)

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