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Half. The assistance in classrooms from different parts of the United States has been reduced by the effects of covid-19. In particular, from the Omicron variant, which has shown the country and the world its amazing speed of spread.
According to The Associated Press, teachers across the country see poor attendance in their classrooms and still have to teach.
Absent students are at home, either because they have recently been exposed to someone sick with covid-19, or even because their families are trying to avoid contagion.
But absences are serious. They show how the difficulties are deepening for students to continue pending and advancing in their studies, in another school year that the pandemic has marked.
Eric Adams, Mayor of the City of New York — home to the nation’s largest school district — this week revoked a commitment it had to keep kids in the classroom. In addition, he said that he would analyze the possibility of a return to virtual teaching.
Tabatha Rosproy, a teacher from Kansas and recognized in the country as Teacher of the Year in 2020, has no doubts. “This is really affecting learning. If you have three kids in your class one day and you’re supposed to have 12, you have to go back to teaching the whole thing two weeks later when those kids come back.”
Among the largest school systems in the United States, absenteeism rates of 20% or slightly higher are reported, but there are campuses with higher absentee rates.
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