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How L.A.’s Teachers Are Talking About Paris

By the time teachers understood the magnitude of Friday’s terror attacks on Paris, school was over, or close to it. So students throughout Southern California came to school Monday morning with a few questions:

Who were the people being killed in Paris? Who was doing the killing? Why did they hear about France so much, but not about the tragedies that happen in other countries, likeLebanon?

Teachers are often the first people to shape how children and teens understand a world event. They’re the people to whom students come with questions — that was the caseduring 9/11 and after the Boston Marathon bombing. So at least some teachers were expecting those questions on Monday.