How Bad Was Remote Learning for Students During COVID-19? Bad Enough for the New York Times to Notice

Thursday’s New York Times morning newsletter bears the telling headline: “‘Not Good for Learning’…New research is showing the high costs of long school closures in some communities.”

(Chris Queens – PJ Media) When COVID-19 first hit, many of our leaders didn’t know how to cope with it. Everybody shut down for “15 days to slow the spread,” including schools. Schools forced students of all ages into remote learning. But as businesses opened back up, many schools didn’t.

A friend of mine is a member of our local school board, and I’ll never forget the vitriol he and other school board members received when they proposed that local schools reopen. I remember one mother commenting on Facebook that my friend and the other board member who favored in-person learning wanted to “speak death over our kids.” Ultimately, the board decided to give parents a choice. View article →


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