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Some Say Fall School Plan Doesn’t Cater to Kids Who Need Most Support

07.09.2020 | NY1 | While Executive Director Kim Sweet of Advocates for Children of New York admits there’s “no right answer” in these unprecedented circumstances, she says the plan is complicated. Inequities for children in certain situations are only growing, says Sweet, and those with learning disabilities, learning English as a second language, or living in homeless shelters will only be pushed further behind.

That’s because instead of catering in-person learning hours to students who need them most, classroom time will be dependent on how crowded a school is.

“We had hoped that the plan would target the scarce resource of in-person instruction to the students that need it most. We have not seen that so far in this plan,” said Sweet. Watch video