The Covid-19 pandemic triggered many domino effects with school closures being one of the many.
Students nationwide were suddenly forced to adapt to a new normal that included e-learning and usually consisted of excessive hours in front of phones and computer screens. Vulnerable groups such as special education scholars loss their professional one on one support while immigrant children typically weren’t offered English lessons online. The vast majority of students in already disenfranchised Black and Hispanic communities had limited access to the internet or digital devices making it virtually impossible to connect with teachers. Consequently a report from the “Northwest Evaluation Association” which studied “4.4 million U.S. students” discovered that reading and math scores have noticeably declined among Black and Hispanic children this year eluding to the fact that the pandemic has created larger educational disparities according to NBC.
BY: BEWITTY Staff