Moving education onlineDespite efforts made by the government to protect kids and their families from the COVID-19 virus, virtual learning has faced many criticisms. Those working in education have shared concerns about school closures, claiming that disadvantaged children will lose out the most on learning. The learning loss due to the shift to online learning is expected to cause students to learn less income annually overall, with Black students being the most affected.
People who are in favor of reopening schools claim that there are several major issues that schools need to address when switching to virtual learning, as it hurt disadvantaged students the most. Students with disabilities don’t have the same opportunities at home when compared to in-school. Furthermore, technology access varies by student. Not all students have access to computers and tablets to further their education.