Nicaraguan children have fun at a free playland built by the government in Managua on November 4, 2011. Rodrigo Arangua/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Today: the lighter and darker sides of childhood. We examine Latino studies (or lack thereof) and the uneven impact of dress code policies. And from the mouths of babes comes this week's sabiduría.


KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT - DECEMBER 15: U.S. Army soldiers from the 2-82 Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, salute during the playing of retreat at the daily flag lowering ceremony as they prepare to fly home to Fort Hood, Texas; one of the last American combat units to exit from Iraq on December 15, 2011. The U.S. military formally ended its mission in Iraq after eight years of war. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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