The history of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, more thoughts on summer school, and how voting restrictions could change the Democratic party. Al Nakba - Graffiti - Nazareth Photo courtesy of PRA via Wikimedia Commons  
​MJ Knefel explains the Summer Rising initiative in NYC as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic​. Although the support for children and families is to be applauded, MJ cautions against an academically rigorous summer when what children really need is a break and a chance to play.