Links of the Week

The Shift to Online Learning Could Worsen Educational Inequality
As school goes digital, low-income students are being left behind.

Trump Labor Secretary Condemned for ‘Despicable’ Efforts to Roll Back Unemployment Benefits, Paid Leave in Coronavirus Stimulus
Common Dreams
From his guidance rolling back paid leave benefits to his attempt to limit who qualifies for beefed up unemployment insurance, Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia’s implementation of the multi-trillion-dollar coronavirus stimulus package is coming under fire from Democratic lawmakers and advocacy groups who say the former corporate lawyer’s handling of the new law favors businesses over people in desperate need of assistance.

Medical Students Were Sidelined by Coronavirus. Now They’re Volunteering to Battle the Pandemic.
The Chronicle of Higher Learning
As the number of cases of Covid-19 in New York City threatened to overwhelm its hospitals, sidelined students just months from graduation were growing increasingly frustrated.

Counting all California Kids for Census a New Challenge Under Stay-at-Home Order
As thousands of California residents stay home in response to the coronavirus pandemic, children’s advocates, preschool teachers and social workers have had to get creative to make sure everyone gets counted in the census.

How is the Coronavirus Affecting Black Voters? A New Poll Reveals Key Takeaways for 2020
The Root
The 2020 elections will forever be marked by the coronavirus, but how the pandemic will affect voter turnout — and equally as important, voter mindsets — remains to be seen.