Public education in the United States before the pandemic was undoubtedly flawed, inefficient, overly focused on standardised testing, and riddled with inequalities.
The fact that kids from all walks of life could sit in a circle, share a classroom, and learn together while leaving their individual belongings in adjacent cubbies was nothing short of miraculous.
My 6-year-old son attends a public charter school in Washington, D.C., where there is a lot of diversity.
As a result, my family and I have had to learn to work through our differences and biases since he was in preschool.
And then Covid came along and suddenly these school communities were divided and segregated.
For their children, affluent families have resurrected the Victorian practise of employing a governess and a music master by snapping up teachers for “microschools.” A few others simply up and went to a private school.
Online Schooling: New Normal Mode of Education While Pandemic
“New normal” has become a popular phrase since the outbreak. Use of the internet and other digital resources for teaching is becoming the standard.
It is clear that the COVID-19 epidemic has prompted innovative approaches to education turning it to online.
Institutions of higher education around the world are increasingly turning to online learning environments to continue the education of their students.
Online education has become the standard, and with it comes a new way of thinking about schooling.
Education institutions and students all around the world now recognise the importance of digital learning.
This represents an altogether novel approach to teaching for many universities. These days, kids can study not only subject matter but also skills for extracurricular activities online.
The popularity of online education has skyrocketed in recent months and shows no signs of slowing down.
This piece, written by a charter school teacher, presents a quite dissonant account of her time spent there during the pandemic.
According to her writing, after Covid struck, the school stopped providing aid. “The wealthiest families snatched up educators for “microschools,” while others opted for private education.
Meanwhile, middle-class families with at least one parent able to work remotely made do at home, keeping tabs on their children’s schoolwork in between video conferences.
Those who were juggling a family and a full-time work had to scrounge together funds for schooling and child care.”