EPI paper cited on COVID crisis in education

January 31, 2022 Washington Post

The Washington Post reported on the "crisis of epic proportions" being faced by public education across areas of absenteeism, enrollment, teacher shortages, and other issues, many brought on by the adjustments needed for remote learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  An Education Policy Initiative study, "The Pandemic’s Effect on Demand for Public Schools, Homeschooling, and Private Schools," is cited, stating, "White families moved to private schools to get in-person school. Far more common, though, were lower-income Black families shifting to home schooling or other remote options because they were uncomfortable with the health risks of in person."