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Parents Across America: A Detailed Critique of the Dangers of Screen Time for Young Children; article by Diane Ravitch

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'Parents Across America (an independent group of parent activists that is critical of the commercialization and corporate takeover of education) has created a valuable resource about the effects of screen time on children.  It is titled “Our Children @ Risk.” The paper is 26 pages long. It contains extensive documentation. It is a valuable resource in light of the profit-driven effort to promote EdTech in the schools without regard to is effects on children. “Children have a basic right to live in environments that promote their social, emotional and intellectual well-being. They have the right to grow up, and parents have the right to raise them, without being undermined by greed.” 

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