Angela Kearney, who has been supervising the education of her four children and grandchildren at her Pottstown home is finding distance learning to be a humbling experience, writes Miles Bryan for the WHYY.
The 50-year-old spent the last several years earning her associate’s degree in paralegal science and a bachelor’s degree in legal studies. Then when she finally managed to land her dream job as a paralegal in January, she was furloughed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
So now she is staying home, to make sure that all her children stay caught up on their education.
“It doesn’t matter how many degrees you have, your third grader may be right,” said Kearney “It’s a struggle.”
Kearney’s goal is to recreate a typical day at Pottstown Middle School or Lincoln Elementary the best way she can. She starts the morning with reading lessons and then gives her kids a “brain break” to move around before continuing with math. There is even a “recess” in the backyard.
“I’m trying to help our teachers by educating them the same way at home,” she said. “So when they go back…normalcy will occur.”
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