If things don't improve for Earlishia Oats' daughter in Florida, she will send her back to class for in-person – and send her son to live with her mother.
"The last time my son had a seizure, he almost didn't make it," said Oats. "So, it's more life-or-death for him, because the [COVID] numbers in Hillsborough County are rising, So, for safety, that's one of the options that we've been weighing."
As parents face these difficult decisions, Cleveland Metro School District superintendent Eric Gordon said we're unfairly measuring students in a time that none of us could have imagined. They're already discussing how to close the gap post-pandemic, whether it involves summer school, weekend camps, or evening classes.