'One day it will be easier': US immigrant mothers struggle to homeschool amid pandemic

The coronavirus has widened America’s gender inequality. Many more women than men have left the workforce to take care of their children. In September alone, 865,000 women left the labor force – more than four times the number of men who left. For women immigrants, the challenges can be far starker: no extended family or lifelong friends living nearby to help with their children, a new professional environment, not to mention a new language – all in a country without much of a social safety net. For Mai Osman, a single mother of two boys who immigrated from Sudan to Los Angeles, the pandemic d…

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