Things We've Read: Week of May 1st, 2017

Never Mind The Students; Homework Divides Parents (NY Times): "Homework wars were really a proxy fight about what constitutes learning." 

"My Child Is Not Required To Share With Yours" (Refinery29): "We should be teaching children how to function like adults, who would never ask a stranger to use something that doesn't belong to them."

Child's Play Is Good For All Of Us (NY Times): "If all of the children who currently are sedentary started exercising every day, societies could save enormous amounts of money in the coming decades and have healthier citizens as a whole."

For Parents Of Kids With Pre-Existing Conditions, Trumpcare Is Terrifying (Huff Post): "These kids are going to fall through the cracks."

A Teary-Eyed Jimmy Kimmel Talks About His Infant Son’s Heart Disease, Blasts Trumpcare (Slate): "If your baby is going to die and it doesn’t have to, it shouldn’t matter how much money you make...I saw a lot of families there, and no parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child’s life. It just shouldn’t happen. Not here.”

Clues to Zika Damage Might Lie in Cases of Twins (NY Times): While identical twins often share a fate, fraternal twins typically don’t, a divergence that offers clues to researchers. But one case is confounding these expectations.

More Than 5 Million People Have Watched This Mom’s Powerful Spoken-Word Poem (Huff Post): Hollie McNish reminded her fellow mothers their stories are worth telling.