Most public schools are failing with distance learning.
Public schools must provide equal educational opportunities to all students, and some public school students may not have computers or internet access. For example, in Cincinnati Public Schools about 10% of students do not have home internet access.
That creates a situation where the school cannot reward those students with access by crediting them for their work because that would effectively penalize students without access. In the end, everyone loses.
For students aware that their work will not count, their motivation to participate in distance learning is stripped away. This leaves parents with kids who are falling behind and have major idle-hands challenges.
While most public schools that are offering online distance learning are doing so through online reading and worksheets, private schools are working harder to engage students in a more personal way. Private schools have risen to the occasion with inspiring activities that highlight the strengths of their creative teachers.