Feb 14, 2020, Chicago, IL, Center Square: Illinois bill would mandate allergic reaction training in schools, daycares https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-bill-would-mandate-allergic-reaction-training-in-schools-daycares/article_a2403792-4d42-11ea-9565-b3b3882595b5.html A new proposal in Springfield would create a uniform standard to prepare schools and daycare facilities for handling severe allergic reactions. House Bill 3983, sponsored by Northbrook Democratic state Rep. Jonathan Carroll, would require state officials to establish anaphylactic policies for school districts and daycare centers. They would include procedure and treatment plans, a training course on how to respond to a severe allergic reaction, strategies for reducing exposure to specific foods or other allergens known to cause anaphylactic reactions, and other measures. … There are federal guidelines that address many of these issues, but those are voluntary for states and local school districts. Canada and Australia have comprehensive child allergy policies.
Children today are noticeably different from previous generations, and the proof is in the news coverage we see every day. This site shows you what’s happening in schools around the world. Children are increasingly disabled and chronically ill, and the education system has to accommodate them. Things we've long associated with autism, like sensory issues, repetitive behaviors, anxiety and lack of social skills, are now problems affecting mainstream students. Blame is predictably placed on bad parenting (otherwise known as trauma from home).
Addressing mental health needs is as important as academics for modern educators. This is an unrecognized disaster. The stories here are about children who can’t learn or behave like children have always been expected to. What childhood has become is a chilling portent for the future of mankind.