When Farm Animals Had More Rights than did Children

13 04 2010

Can you imagine a time when child abuse was not a crime?

This article from the New York Times in December provides a nice, concise story to the beginnings of an organized movement against child abuse.  Ironic that early proponents went to the ASPCA for resources and legal muscle.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/15/health/15abus.html?_r=2&emc=eta1

This article also illustrates, once again, the critical role of a singular articulate person putting a human face on atrocity.  As a teacher, when you can, weave stories into you lessons — stories where your students can relate to the protagonist!

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