In an opinion piece that ran in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, I shared some of what I have been learning about how school has (and has not) worked since the COVID shutdown:
"Across the country, the spring COVID-19 shutdown revealed a tough truth: Many students lack the basic tools — computers and reliable internet — for online school. As Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel recently said, 'We have asked students to join a digital classroom, but they literally cannot get there.'"
Now it's clear that most schools in larger districts will not reopen. So my worry is - where's the urgency about making sure what we do this fall works better for kids than what we did last spring?