Report: Remote Learning Fails Many New Mexico Students
Legislative analysts say many New Mexico public school students are failing classes because remote learning isn't as effective as classroom instruction
October 30, 2020
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — As many as four in five New Mexico public school students are failing at least one class in some school districts, according to data made public Wednesday by legislative analysts.
They delivered their report as state lawmakers consider the impact of school closures, educational challenges posed by remote learning and learning losses attributed to much less in-person schooling because of the pandemic.
The school closures have disproportionately impacted low-income students who are less likely to have access to the internet to participate in online learning and more likely to live in districts with little or no in-person learning options, the report said.