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How Virtual Learning Exposed Inequities In Education

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Fremont High School in Oakland on Mar. 24, 2020. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)

Around 1.2 million California students lack adequate access to the internet right now, despite the fact that public schools have moved classes online. That’s created a tough scenario for teachers who have a harder time keeping tabs on students, and some educators are worried about what this means to education inequities that existed long before COVID-19.

Guest: Julia McEvoy, senior editor for KQED’s education and equity desk

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