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Home Education Response to COVID-19 Covid’s classroom class divide: How private school pupils still have full timetables...

Covid’s classroom class divide: How private school pupils still have full timetables while 700,000 state pupils get NO home lessons at all because some teachers are ’embarrassed’

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Story Source:  JULIE HENRY and IAN GALLAGHE  ~ Go to Original Article

The startling inequalities in lockdown learning are laid bare today after it was revealed that an estimated 700,000 state school pupils are not being set any work by their teachers.

Some schools have simply decided against online lessons because they say many children have only limited internet access.

Astonishingly, one head teacher said teachers might feel ’embarrassed’ about teaching on screen.

And as teachers’ unions continue to frustrate plans to re-open schools on June 1, many schools expressed reluctance to put extra pressure on parents, preferring to let families concentrate on health and wellbeing.

By contrast, private and state schools in more affluent areas insist it is business as usual and boast virtual lessons and full timetables.

 

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