Hey, if that novelty is reducing the number of kids who are giving suspensions by 75%, I think it's worth it.
You're missing the point. It isn't worth it, because it pulls funding away from sustainable programs that help the same populations perpetually, not until they get bored. It's not a zero sum game, but it is close to that in the districts in question. Grant money being forever thrown at this sort of thing is grant money that isn't being spent on other potentially more effective techniques.
Yoga and meditation have been proven to reduce stress levels, high blood pressure, and increase mindfulness in adults. It's not stretching it to see if it could have the same benefits in stressed out kids.
It's stretching it to assert *any* of that, actually. Meditation is harmless is the primary reason it's advocated by health professionals. Really, that's the primary reason, not efficacy. Mediation can counteract acute stress, but so can screaming, singing, hopping on one foot, etc.
If you want to say "I like the idea of meditation and yoga" just say that. There doesn't need to be some objective measure of their "goodness"
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