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Jun 30, 2020 1:02 PM
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CDC’s Negligent Guidance on Schools:

Will force school reopening plans that amplify inequality

“The abrupt switch to remote learning wiped out academic gains for many students in America, and widened racial and economic gaps.”


From Raj Chetty’s @OppInsights team. Some of the evidence for the NYTimes report. Progress in online math has collapsed.

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@OppInsights Plan by Fairfax VA schools for complying with CDC guidance:

Parents can choose:

  • Full-time online instruction or
  • Two full days of instruction in school each week

Students won’t learn but the few who are in school will be 6 feet apart