Please keep schools open

Having to become a homeschooler, whilst trying to adjust to working from home, was extremely stressful and exhausting. I don’t understand why state schools were very limited in the virtual face-to-face contact they could offer pupils on a daily basis. If we need to teach our kids at home again in the future, how will schools provide actual online lessons? I know anecdotally of kids in private schools who were provided with a much more structured learning environment. Yes, this did involve some kind of parental/guardian supervision, but ultimately less pressure on the person at home trying to teach. Also, when the arrangements were being put in place for the start of the new academic year, private schools set out (from the outset) to get all pupils back 100 % of the time. This was not the original intention for state schools, and I wonder why that was the case? As if the attainment gap wasn’t already a chasm based on your family’s ability to pay for your education.

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As if the attainment gap wasn’t already a chasm based on your family’s ability to pay for your education.

by Coronavirus2020 on October 11, 2020 at 08:35PM

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