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Schools that are mostly Black, Latino favor remote learning: survey

distance learning, remote learning
Posted at 1:37 PM, Sep 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-13 13:37:44-04

An analysis conducted by The Associated Press and Chalkbeat shows that districts where the vast majority of students are white are more than three times as likely to be open for some in-person learning compared to school districts that enroll mostly students of color.

While that stark divide often reflects the preferences of parents, it’s one that could further exacerbate inequities in education.

Responses from 677 school districts surveyed by the AP and Chalkbeat found that most students will begin the school year online.

But the survey shows that race is a strong predictor of which public schools are offering in-person instruction and which aren’t.