News Updates for November 23, 2018

This version of news updates has stories about another heartbreaking, senseless shooting, a border patrol agent being acquitted in the shooting of a teenage boy in Mexico, and Saudi Arabia’s nuclear ambitions.

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Reviewing Won’t you be my Neighbor

Won’t you be my Neighbor is a documentary about Fred Rogers and his television show Mr. Rogers’s Neighborhood. Instead of writing a typical review, I’m going to describe my history with the show and how I feel about it now. In case you don’t read on, I want to say: if you are at involved in the lives of children–you should make time to watch this documentary. Honestly, I was surprised by the intensity of the feelings I now have in the aftermath of hearing Mr. Rogers’s message as an adult.

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A Median Income for Teachers

Recent teacher strikes in places like Oklahoma and West Virginia have shown many how underpaid and unappreciated America’s teachers have become. Stories about teachers having to purchase basic school supplies have demonstrated the dedication of teachers, in spite of the constant disrespect. Stories of teachers having to take second jobs to pay their bills have highlighted the seriousness of the personal problems faced by those doing what may be the most important job in society. Stories of school districts going to four-day weeks to save money make it clear the current system is failing way too many of our students.

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Are You Willing to Have Your Child Shot?

The verdict for this episode is: arming teachers only makes sense if you’re willing to have your child shot.

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