The ‘Enrichment Gap’ Is Widening. Students’ Social-Emotional Development Is at Risk.
“What we have here is not a capacity problem. It’s a supply chain problem. Educator capacity sits untapped at a time of unprecedented need. Out-of-school educators, such as librarians, coaches and museum staff have suffered massive layoffs, as have classroom teachers.” Mimi Ito shares her concerns about how the pandemic has drastically expanded the out-of-school enrichment gap that is key to children’s learning and wellbeing.