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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.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/05/us/coronavirus-education-lost-learning.html


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

https://www.fcps.edu/index.php/news/fcps-offer-choices-2020-21-school-year