Recess brings little joy to some urban students
Educators say behavior issues may rise at holidays as some pupils lose sense of safety
Some students in urban schools don’t relish the holiday break - and the presents, parties and bountiful meals that traditionally accompany the time off. Educators say students from unstable homes or those struggling financially become anxious and act out as the holiday season approaches. School provides a sense of stability and that safety net disappears during extended breaks.