Philadelphia and Other School Districts Resisted Transition to Online Instruction Over Equity Concerns. Advocates Say Children with Disabilities were ‘Scapegoated’

By Mark Keierleber

Anna Perng’s 7-year-old son Ethan, who has autism, works on a school-issued Chromebook at their home in Philadelphia. Because of his disability, Perng said the kindergartener was unable to complete the activity. (Photo courtesy Anna Perng)

espite the pounding rain and a tornado watch one recent Monday morning, Anna Perng stood in a line that wrapped around her son’s elementary school in South Philadelphia…