COVID-19 and School Closures: Could Summer Help? by Robert E. Slavin

COVID-19 and School Closures: Could Summer Help?
Robert E. Slavin
 
If there is one educational benefit of the otherwise dismal experience of closing virtually all of America's schools in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is this: I'll bet parents are developing a lot of respect for teachers. I'm hearing a lot about parents finding out that online lessons are no substitute for capable, in-person teachers.
 
In light of the realities we face, I think most schools are struggling to teach all of their children during the school closures. Parents are doing their best, as are some students, but nationwide, trying to keep schools going as they always have, except online, is not a satisfying solution.
 
I have an alternative solution. It has two simple steps.

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