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No child Left BehindWhat would the results look like if the Department of Education in the United States took a look at how students with IEP's are faring under the strains of virtual and/or hybrid school?  If typical children are regressing and faltering, what is the steep toll on those who are already behind by virtue of their diagnosis. Is the collapse of skills less important for children like my own three daughters, for whom basic life skills can mean the difference between personal safety and personal trauma?  I don't think so. If we go back into a deeper lock down, the slippery slide downward will hasten us toward - what?  At what cost? And we continue to ask, WHO BENEFITS?

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A report from the education watchdog warns some young children have forgotten how to use a knife and fork or have regressed back to nappies.

Older children have lost their "stamina" for reading, say inspectors.

The Department for Education says it shows the need to keep schools open.

Divided experiences

A report from the education watchdog warns some young children have forgotten how to use a knife and fork or have regressed back to nappies.

Older children have lost their "stamina" for reading, say inspectors.

The Department for Education says it shows the need to keep schools open.
Divided experiences

Ofsted has examined the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on children, based on visits to 900 schools and early years providers this autumn - and found that it has been a very divided experience.

The chief inspector, Amanda Spielman, says there are three "broad groups" to describe what has happened:

  • The "hardest-hit" group of young children have suffered from time out of school, going backwards on words and numbers and with "regression back into nappies among potty-trained children" or losing "basic skills" such as using a knife and fork.
  • The majority of children in the middle "have slipped back in their learning to varying degrees since schools were closed to most children and movement restricted" and the report says: "Lost learning is unarguable, but it is hard to assess."
  • There are also children who found the lockdown a positive experience - these children, from supportive but not necessarily well off backgrounds, might have benefited from a greater sense of togetherness with parents and "quality time" as a familye classroom"....  Read more here.

Comments

Emmaphiladelphia

Home schooling is legal in all 50 states in the U.S. Legal home schoolers have NOT lost skills due to Sars 2 lockdowns. Parents teaching their own children at home is NORMAL for them. The learning curve is under their belts and parents have selected curriculum appropriate for each child - including special needs. Home is the natural learning environment, not some public school ZOOM Big Brother intrusion by an inept public school teacher with a sub-standard public school curriculum (NOT adapted for home learning.)

DROP THE PUBLIC SCHOOL AMATEURS AND GO WITH THE HOME SCHOOL PROS:
https://hslda.org/

Parents, you can do this. Roll up your sleeves and get to work. There is no Government Superman to rescue you. In fact, they want to get rid of you.

BobMoffit

No one seems to care that seniors and children are suffering the most dire consequences of Covid "lockdowns" … seniors in NY senior nursing homes were first exposed and thousands died due Gov Cuomo's order requiring senior homes to accept covid patients .. and … every day in NY children are being subjected to what I believe to be CHILD ABUSE requiring they wear masks and social distance from other children .. all normal childhood experience of life restricted with absolute disregard for potential psychological damage to the children.

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