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Since the Warren County School System has announced plans to begin teaching Chinese to our students, I think we should fully embrace this program.There’s a great deal we can learn from the Chinese when it comes to education, such as a new program started in some Chinese school districts that requires teachers to hug each kindergarten student twice a day.The thinking is the hugs will provide the child emotional support and help them with their development and confidence. However, the program does come with one drawback. For some reason, in order for their child to participate, parents have to pay a $12 monthly “hugging fee.”I think if we were to start such a program in American schools – and only charge a $6 monthly hugging fee – there will finally be something we can do cheaper than the Chinese.As for other news, much of the nation has been captivated by the story of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o, who apparently tried to make everyone think his girlfriend had died of cancer when actually his girlfriend never existed.

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