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Giving private schools federal emergency funds slated for low-income students will shortchange at-risk kids


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Derek W. Black, University of South Carolina

(THE CONVERSATION) Public schools have faced three distinct challenges since the coronavirus pandemic began – scrambling to make sure that low-income children don't go hungry, teaching students remotely who lack internet access and bracing for dramatically smaller budgets.

Congress tried to help in the US$2 trillion economic relief package known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES Act, by designating $13.5...

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