Reports That School Lockdowns Didn’t Hurt Learning Are Misleading: ALEC in the Daily Caller
Los Angeles Unified School District’s scores aren’t as good as the district believes they are.
Andrew Handel, ALEC’s Education and Workforce Development Task Force Director, told the Daily Caller News Foundation that Los Angeles Unified School District’s scores aren’t as good as the district believes they are.
I wouldn’t be boasting when nearly half of fourth grade students can’t read at a basic level there.
Then one out of three eighth graders can’t read at a basic level either, so I’m not really sure that now’s the time to be taking a victory lap.
During the pandemic, just hastily transitioning everybody on to Zoom, which was never a platform that was created for educational purposes, just throwing everybody on there is not true virtual schooling.
I do think that transition is emblematic of a kind of a bloat and the ineffectiveness of a lot of public school districts. Teachers weren’t prepared to make that transition. The teachers weren’t given the resources to be able to teach online effectively. I think it’s because public schools have been used to doing things a certain way for so long.