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Rethinking Schools: How to Talk About Nuclear War and Donald Trump with 2nd-Graders

Recently, a Rethinking Schools editor was a chaperone on a field trip when he overheard a 2nd-grade student talking about how he wanted to “nuke the world.”

Taken aback, he asked the child what he meant.

“Everything is just so bad. We should just nuke the world and start over.”

When pressed further, the student mentioned Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. The editor was left wondering how...read more.

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