On May 14, 2020 The OBSERVER invited members of the community to join us to engage in a lively conversation surrounding the challenges of distance education and its impact on African American students. This was the inaugural episode of OBSERVER CONNECTS WEBCAST series entitled “Coping With COVID -19: Life for African Americans Amid The Coronavirus.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered public education in California for the foreseeable future. Many school districts in the region have begun distance learning with their students and families.
However, homeschooling has been beset with labor problems and thousands of students who are yet without the necessary equipment such as Chromebooks to access instructional modules. Additionally, parents and student advocates have expressed concerns about the distance learning plans — or lack thereof — by many school systems.
EDITOR’S NOTE: You can read the original story at http://sacobserver.com/2020/04/homeschooling-californias-black-students-is-proving-to-be-a-challenging-endeavor/