The global COVID-19 pandemic has affected students’ access to education, as well as their performance to different extents. These issues have further exacerbated the educational disparity among children with different financial backgrounds, primarily caused by some family’s lack of access to the resources needed to succeed in the switch to online learning. Additionally, gender, race, disability, living/study space, and human interaction have been shown to influence individual’s success regarding education during this pandemic. The lack of consistent access to education across all students, alongside other concurrent problems associated with increased inequality such as decreased food security, has been translated to many real-life consequences, including an increase in dropout rates, a widened achievement gap, and increased levels of violence. There is therefore a need for the world to take action against the inequalities that are hindering access to education in order to avoid further consequences that have been suffered already.
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