Poll: California school closures due to coronavirus hit minorities, poor the hardest
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
This was also published on MSN News.
School closures across California have been hard on most students and parents, but the learning loss and lack of resources are worse for poor, Latino and African American families, according to a poll released Wednesday.
The survey of 1,200 parents across the state found that nearly 40% of low-income families lack internet access at home, compared to about 16% of households overall. And about half of low-income families lack devices at home to access distance learning.
“The poll just confirms that the closures exacerbate school inequity, especially for the most vulnerable students,” said Elisha Smith Arrilaga, executive director of the Education Trust-West, which conducted the poll. “Long-term closures are going to impact student learning and performance, but especially for students who are already most marginalized.”