Education in America has been severely impacted by COVID-19.
Districts have been slow to implement distance learning.
Fewer than one in two schools were teaching live online by May. Families also had trouble with distance learning programs and complications.
In some districts, school may not open normally in the fall.
Policymakers need to give parents flexibility during this time.
School choice programs, like homeschooling, education savings account, and virtual charter schools used to online learning, give parents needed alternatives.
Some want to restrict these options, but turf wars are unproductive.
Everyone should work together to support learning during this challenging time.