ELSEWHERE: ‘Sesame Street’ Reveals New Muppet For Kids With Incarcerated Parents

Sesame Street has never been known to shy away from difficult and controversial issues, and now they’re tackling another one: kids with incarcerated parents. The program has recently unveiled a toolkit to help caregivers address the needs of such children. But this raises a good question: What does it say about our nation’s problems when they become so widespread that they get addressed by Sesame Street?

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  • E. Stephen Burnett

    And in the majority of real-life cases, it won’t be the mother in jail, will it?


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