If you're feeling frustrated with your kids' sudden plunge into e-learning during widespread school closures, you're not alone. In fact, parents on the other side of the world are experience the exact same frustrations, as evidenced by this distance learning rant from an Israeli mom of four.


Shiri Keningsberg Levi is a special education teacher, so she's undoubtedly sympathetic to what teachers are going through trying to help kids learn from home during a global pandemic. But that hasn't stopped her from cracking under the weight of her own four kids' schoolwork two days into quarantine.

"Listen, it's not working, this distance learning thing," Levi starts. "Straight off in the morning—it's only the second day—millions of WhatsApp messages."

After pointing out how much schoolwork four kids times goodness-knows-how-many subjects is, she says her son's music teacher sent home a musical score. "What am I going to do with that information?" she asks. "What, have I got some band in the house? I can't read music!"

"Enough guys. Teachers, dial it down. Lower expectations," she continued.

The video is subtitled in English, but you don't even have to understand her words to feel Levi's sentiment. If you're feeling the pain of trying to play the role of several teachers at once for your kids, I'm sure you'll find her rant gloriously cathartic.

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Vauhxx Booker, a civil rights activist from Bloomington, Indiana, claims that a group of white men threatened to lynch him during an altercation on July 4 near Lake Monroe, but he was saved by onlookers who intervened.

Video taken during the incident shows he was held down by a group of men who pinned him to a tree in a wooded area. Booker says that while he was being held down, the men threatened to break his arms, repeatedly said "get a noose," and told his friends to leave the area.

The men later let him go after being confronted by onlookers who gathered at the scene.

The incident began, according to Booker, when he and his friends were making their way to the lake to see the lunar eclipse when a white man on an ATV told them they were trespassing. When Booker and his friends continued to walk to the lake, the man on the ATV and his friends allegedly shouted "white power" at them, which is when things turned violent.

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