MIAMI – More public school students are failing than usual in Miami-Dade and Broward counties and superintendents believe it’s related to online education during the coronavirus pandemic.
Superintendents Robert Runcie and Alberto Carvalho have both said online education is not for everyone and there are students who need to be in the same room with their teachers to succeed.
“We know who’s losing ground, and there are some children who need to return to the schoolhouse,” Carvalho said during a school board meeting.
Teachers know there are students who lack the supervision and support at home that is needed to succeed in a virtual learning environment.
“We see students who were previously high performing students, some of them are struggling under this method,” Runcie said.
Both districts are asking the parents of students with failing grades to reconsider sending them to school.