‘The hardest thing we’ve ever done.’ SLO County parents fear learning at home will leave kids behind
Source: San Luis Obispo Tribune
Every day, Vianna Mongeur wakes up at 5 a.m. to go to work in Paso Robles — in the afternoon, she starts her second job as a homeschool teacher to her two daughters.
“My mind is done by the end of work,” she said. “I don’t have the energy to be a teacher for another eight hours.”
Mongeur and thousands of other San Luis Obispo County parents are nearly two months into unexpectedly becoming their children’s educators after the coronavirus pandemic closed all K-12 campuses.
Most California parents surveyed in a poll conducted in late March and early April by Education Trust-West — which advocates for and conducts research into education equity issues — expressed concern about their children falling behind academically due to the coronavirus school closures.