When Siblings Become Teachers: It’s Not Just Parents Who Find Themselves Thrust Into the Demanding Role of At-Home Educators

By Zoë Kirsch

Lillian and Edward Acosta at Lillian’s commencement party celebrating her graduation from Baruch College last June. (Lillian Acosta)

hen 22-year-old Lillian Acosta learned that New York City schools would close due to the coronavirus, she suddenly felt a strange kinship with the parents among her co-workers.