By Adam Peshek, Education Next, October 2020
With tens of millions of students facing months without consistent schooling, some states are stepping up to provide support directly to families.
This is counter to the education narrative we see that focuses on power struggles within a system that is supposed to be focused on kids. Instead, the focus has been on teacher strikes, congressional debates over funding, and court battles on when and how schools reopen.
Meanwhile, families have been left with the burden of continuing the education of their children with little support.