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Remote learning creates ‘a lose-lose situation’ for some working parents in Cincinnati


“I feel almost, like, despair,” said Constance Mara, who has an 8-year-old son entering third grade. “We’re in a rock and a hard place, and I understand this pandemic is happening, but it’s such a lose-lose situation.”

Parents like Mara shepherded their children through mostly digital spring semesters at the beginning of the pandemic, scrambling to find time for each of their now-prescribed roles: Worker, parent, homeschool teacher.

None of it’s gotten easier.