Experts: educational equity in midst of a pandemic isn’t easy
May 10, 2020
Across the state, students are logging in to distance learning, but are they actually learning —
In the midst of the pandemic, some wonder if the American right to an equitable education is even possible.
… data is hard to pin down — particularly when it comes to students who are disabled, homeless, living in detention centers, non-English speaking or living in poverty.
“Just because there is such a gray area, it is not a license not to try or not give the students what they deserve,” said Marisa Halm, an attorney with the Center for Children’s Advocacy…
Kathryn Meyer, an attorney in the Center for Children’s Advocacy’s Bridgeport office, worries. Her struggle has been trying to get data from the Bridgeport School district. It is not for a lack of asking…