Witness to a Cataclysm
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When I first began teaching, more than twenty-five years ago, I was occasionally stunned by happening upon evidence that some child was bearing burdens that might easily have overwhelmed me, even if I were to encounter them as an adult and with all of the many advantages I had enjoyed up until that point. In time I came to realize that there were probably two or three such children in every class that came to me. By the time I left the classroom my estimate of that number had climbed to ten or twelve. Each of the children in this study bears such burdens; here is a brief report about what I know of their current situation today, some two years after the end of the main period of data collection.