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Stephen Downes

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I think that if the Fordham Institute were really crowdsourcing their report on post-pandemic recovery for schools, they'd hear from voices that suggest that 'acceleration' isn't really an option for millions of the students they're targeting. Here's what they recommend: "extra help coming out of the pandemic, particularly in such forms as extended learning time, high-dosage tutoring and expanded mental-health supports... (that) should complement but cannot replace what students need from schools' core programs." Sounds great, assuming it can be paid for, but where are the students to find this extra time? Particularly those, say, that have home responsibilities or depend on part-time jobs?

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