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  •  I myself was a mere spectator (3+ / 0-)
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    shepherding my home-room class to a grade-wide event in the gymnasium.  But yes, it seemed valuable to me.  

    But volatile, definitely.   Powerful for good OR for ill.  When you make someone viscerally understand what it's like to have their societal worth and SELF-worth degraded taken away, that's strong, strong stuff.  

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 05:38:21 PM PDT

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    •  And how many of those privileged kids (0+ / 0-)

      in the disfavored group were actually suffers of abuse at home or bullying in the school that you didn't know about and still don't know about?  What were the lasting effects on them?

      •  A fair question (0+ / 0-)

        Some of them we did know about.  There are some very, very unhappy children in the ranks of those serviced by nannies and house-keepers.  

        But what I saw kids learning, was that it's not fair when people are treated as lesser based on shallow assumptions.   That is a message that helps victims.

        "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

        by lgmcp on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 08:00:07 AM PDT

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