Monica Teixeira de Sousa Calls for Federal Responsibility in Reifying Equitable Education

Monica Teixeira de Sousa (‘02), Professor of Law at New England Law, authored a piece for discussing socioeconomic disparities in pandemic remote schooling and the failure of a federalist approach to education that leaves municipalities, teachers, parents and students to fend for themselves (“As I See It: Federal Government Needs to Ensure Equitable Education,” May 21). “Amidst pandemic, individual teachers and parents within tens of thousands of local school districts have been left largely alone to cope with the difficult and staggeringly inefficient task of fashioning educational interventions for the pupils in their care. … [T]hose least able to shoulder the burdens of homeschooling in addition to their myriad other responsibilities have become the most powerful nation’s public school system by default.”