Guest Post: Back to School COVID Myths


by Dr. Doug Green

Twitter: @DrDougGreen

Blog: https://DrDougGreen.Com


Every day I search the Internet to find free resources for the parents, students, and educators who comprise my audience.


Since March of 2020, I have read countless articles about remote schooling. I have yet to see a convincing study on the relative quality of remote and in-person schooling, but I have seen many authors make unequivocal statements in favor of the in-person model. Whenever I see people stating hypotheses as facts I try to come up with reasons why they might be wrong, so here are the problems I find with the general consensus.


As part of my post-retirement professional life, I am the independent observer for a local school district. There I get to observe 120 teachers from K to12 thanks to the fact that our government doesn’t trust our principals to fairly evaluate their teachers. This allows me to base my oppositional views on empirical observations rather than “common sense.”


Myth #1. Zoom classes are clearly inferior.


From what I’ve read and seen, many if no