Parents Who Kept Kids at Home for Fear of COVID are Reported for Neglect

Asher Lehrer-Small - The Guardian

New York families have been caught in a web of child protective services that disproportionately affects poor families of color. Last fall, the city government issued guidance discouraging educators from reporting parents who kept kids home out of fear when schools reopened. But that has not been enough to stop families motivated by COVID-19 concerns from getting caught up in the web of child protective services – a blunt instrument that disproportionately targets low-income families of color who have already suffered the most harm during the pandemic.