Source: CalMatters

There’s an adage among civil rights activists that solutions come from those closest to the problem. That’s especially true now.

With the coronavirus pandemic forcing unprecedented school closures, The Education Trust–West — surveyed 1,200 California parents. What we learned was a tale of two crises.

There’s the immediate challenge — keeping students safe, fed and housed; closing schools in an orderly way; and communicating with parents. Then there’s California’s longstanding education equity crisis.