With demands constantly shifting, gaps in access to school resources have been magnified by the pandemic.
Teachers, particularly those in low-income communities, have struggled to manage technology, engage students and provide basic instruction. Some families who can afford it are leaving public school systems. According to a December analysis by Chalkbeat and the Associated Press, this fall, public K-12 enrollment dropped by 2 percent compared to the year before.
Teachers are also leaving public schools.