COVID-19 and the End of Government Schooling's Main Value Proposition

In mid-2020, I mused that if the COVID-19 pandemic ended up producing any silver linings, the most likely bright spot would be its impact on government -- so-called "public" -- education. Throughout the previous spring, government schools had largely shut down in-person classes, switching to ad hoc and, it seems, fairly lame, "remote learning."

Some besieged, bedraggled parents held out hope for an autumn return to the previous normalcy. Others looked at the "remote learning" setup and decided they (perhaps in cooperation with other parents) could do a better job themselves -- if not permanent...

 

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