Stuck in the Shutdown Forest 01-30-21
Having successfully homeschooled 4 kids (all are now full grown college graduates) I speak with some authority on the issue of what a lot of parents are experiencing with school closures right now.
In many schools, Parents have been ordered against their will, and often beyond their circumstances to provide oversight and isolation so their child can be alone all day with a machine. This is almost the opposite of what needs to take place with children in a learning environment.
Most parents have limited success with computer programs or online tutoring programs; even less with all-day screen time, and are beginning to voice their concerns. Homeschool parents recognize quickly that children need direct human interaction and encouragement, as well as playgroups, and plenty of time to take social breaks as well as exercise.
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