‘Generation Covid’: Children have been hit from all sides, and they’re falling fast | Ailen Arreaza, Bethany Robertson and Justin Ruben | The Guardian – on August 3, 2020 at 12:18 pm

Covid-19 means poverty, isolation, depression and educational failure for millions of American children. We must actJayla was a standout student in her Georgia grade school when it shut down. The school offered students laptops, but by the time her mom got a ride to school, the laptops were gone. Instead, Jayla was left with a photocopied work packet – without any of the material from her advanced classes.But the family’s bigger problems are financial: Jayla’s mom lost her job due to the lockdown. She’s applied for job after job; so far, no luck. Continue reading…

Covid-19 means poverty, isolation, depression and educational failure for millions of American children. We must act

Jayla was a standout student in her Georgia grade school when it shut down. The school offered students laptops, but by the time her mom got a ride to school, the laptops were gone. Instead, Jayla was left with a photocopied work packet – without any of the material from her advanced classes.

But the family’s bigger problems are financial: Jayla’s mom lost her job due to the lockdown. She’s applied for job after job; so far, no luck.

Continue reading…