Remote learning gets an “F” in poorer schools

Teachers working in poorer schools found virtual classes to be especially ineffective, rating it 3.5 out of 10. In contrast, teachers in private schools averaged a rating of 6.2. Resources make a difference—teachers in wealthy and private schools were also more likely to report that their students were well equipped with internet access and the devices required for remote learning, leading to higher engagement.

Teachers at private and wealthy schools are more likely to report effective remote learning, access, and engagement.

To read the article, see “Teacher survey: Learning loss is global—and significant,” March 1, 2021.