Remote learning remains unequal looking forward

Pew Stateline contributes to the discussion around inequities of virtual learning by highlighting the role that in-person learning plays in mitigating social class differences. While Stateline acknowledges gaps in access to technology like laptops or broadband connections, the article also suggests that higher-income parents have more resources for filling gaps in remote learning, while lower income parents have fewer options. As a result, learning losses will be uneven and concentrated among the least advantaged students. The report also notes, however, that a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that a small majority of parents still support delaying school openings for health reasons, even at the cost of missed academics and fewer opportunities for parental work. #covid-19 #education

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