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Opinion: Adverse childhood experiences, schools and COVID

By  and , Guest Columnist Updated: July 22, 2020 6:15 AM CT | Published: July 22, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Elena Delavega
Guest Columnist

Elena Delavega

Elena Delavega is associate professor of social work at the University of Memphis. She has spent the last eight years producing the Memphis Poverty Fact Sheet and researching all aspects of poverty.

Gregory Miles Blumenthal
Guest Columnist

Gregory Miles Blumenthal

Gregory Miles Blumenthal is principal at GMBS Consulting. He is the coauthor of the 2019 Memphis Poverty Fact Sheet and conducts research and mapping in support of public health and social impact policymaking.

We are now attempting to place responsibility for children on over-worked, over-stressed teachers. Rather than supporting families as we should be doing, we are throwing the children at teachers in overcrowded classrooms.


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