An Inclusive Litany

10/7/02

The St. Petersburg Times reports on the gradual disappearance of show-and-tell from American schools, partly as a means to avoid self-esteem problems in children who don't bring items that are interesting enough. Mona Schuster, a child development specialist with the Pinellas County school system in Florida, said the original intent of the exercise was to increase self-esteem, but that in recent years children have started bringing in things that are bigger and better than what their friends brought in.

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