Parents are scared not just of the bullying in school but also of the harassment other adults could direct at their families on the way to school.
A New York City principal said the families of many of her Asian American students have been fearful as heightened levels of anti-Asian sentiment continue alongside the coronavirus pandemic and with violence toward Asian Americans gaining more national attention.
Racist incidents and attacks on members of the Asian community in public have, in part, persuaded some families not to send their children back to in-person schooling, administrators say.
The New York administrator, whose school has a Title I distinction — meaning it has a significant percentage of low-income students — said students’ “fear is real even if they are two blocks away from school.
Read this full article in NBC News: Amid attacks, school principals concerned over Asian Americans’ return to class
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Here are some links to resources for families and educators to discuss this issue with students from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP):