Sunday, March 1, 2009

A very, very sad teachable moment

Why do we have to teach about these things? I would label this one human tragedy, times three. The Huffington Post has pulled together a series of links about the story of the children who played the child roles in Slumdog Millionaire. Its a story about the meaning of children, the meaning of global inequality, and the meaning of exploitation. And, in the end, the meaning of sorrow unless you are lucky enough to feel anger, perhaps a less painful emotion.

You can find the story here. And, unfortunately, it contains many teachable moments.

Oh, yes, we teach about these things so one day we won't have to teach about these things.

1 comment:

R.A. said...

thanks for the link pam. i am not even sure what to say yet about this.