I’d like to see some data from child learning experts about what the lack of normal school will do to a child’s educational and emotional development. (To the extent they would even know.)
From the educators I’ve spoken to they generally figure it will set children back 6-12 months back for reading and writing. Everyone seems to think Zoom is horrible for learning for children, although admit there might be few options left. (Sick parents aren’t great either.)
I don’t have a stand on school reopening one way of another beyond being mad most of the developed world has figured this out and the US hasn’t.
Wealthy parents are able to pay for dedicated Zoom “minders” and put groups of children in pods but this seems like it’s only going to further the divide between the rich and poor.
Just another way the US fucked up, I guess.