Some schoolchildren are being instructed to write poems fawning over the coronavirus vaccine, which they are not eligible to receive but which teachers unions have claimed, without evidence, is necessary before school can return to normal.
The “Global Vaccine Poem” project asks children and adults alike to “Read the model poem ‘Dear Vaccine’ written by Naomi Shihab Nye, then choose a prompt to respond to. Add a few lines of your words. Don’t worry about rhyming, don’t worry about grammar or spelling. Simply share your thoughts.”