The Trauma of Joblessness

December 14, 2009

According to a new poll by the New York Times/CBS News, reported in today’s New York Times,

Joblessness has wreaked financial and emotional havoc on the lives of many of those out of work, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll of unemployed adults, causing major life changes, mental health issues and trouble maintaining even basic necessities.

I’ve read and heard little about how school are helping children to understand what is happening to their parents,  how they’re trying to articulate for children the reasons for becoming educated in uncertain times, how they are teaching children to be deeply proud of  struggling parents.

I’ve read and heard little about how schools are now explaining that reward does not always go  to those who have worked very hard.

These would seem to be essential lessons in this changing world.



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