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Some Black parents say remote learning gives racism reprieve

Some Black parents say remote learning gives racism reprieve
Posted at 11:54 AM, May 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-04 11:54:09-04

CHICAGO (AP) — As school districts across the country rush to reopen schools, national and state polling suggests parents of color are more wary of reopening than white parents.

While reducing COVID-19 risks is a main factor in choosing remote options, many Black parents are finding another benefit to remote learning: being better able to shield their children from racism in classrooms.

Through remote learning, many Black parents feel better able to oversee how their children are treated in schools and how Black history and perspectives are excluded from curriculums. As a result, many say they feel better equipped to hold schools accountable.

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering