Georgia parents pushed to make IRL/online school choice soon

School districts around Georgia are announcing plans to reopen in a few weeks and many parents are agonizing over a choice between sending their children into close-quarters in-person classes as COVID-19 cases continue to rise, or — if their work schedule allows — keeping them at home to study online, potentially slowing their academic and social growth.

[…] “If schools aren’t going to reopen, we’re not suggesting pulling funding from education, but instead, let families take that money and figure out where their kids can get educated, if their schools are going to refuse to open,” DeVos said.

Federal dollars made up about 6% of Georgia’s education budget for the 2019-2020 school year, said Georgia Budget and Policy Institute analyst Stephen Owens. The president would need the cooperation of Congress to redirect those funds.

Read more at the Georgia Recorder.

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