Your post has merit. I've heard similar from my neighbors who have young children. I do know the school district bought some type of notebook or laptop for every student to use while at home so availability of equipment has been met.
However, I know that many of those may have ended up at our local pawn shop or even yard sale so the parent could support their boozing and drug habit.
Speaking of those parents, I would imagine your Chicago relative is very well engaged and supportive of your grandkids education. That's not so much the case here. While mom is home awaiting her stimulus check, junior is allowed to sleep in since there's no bus schedule to be met.
You can bet that many of the parents here can't begin to assist their kids with remote classwork because they never have with in person learning.
As to your points about music and P.E. teachers? That's an awesome question that needs to be addressed by our superintendent.
What are the Phys Ed coaches doing right now at all grade levels? If not teaching P.E., are they being used as classroom substitutes?
Remote music is a total waste of time. Singing Jack and Jill went up the hill into a computer screen is absurd and teaches nothing.
Let's also talk about driver instruction at the high school? I see their cars on the streets. Are students behind the wheel or are the instructors heading to Jack in the Box for tacos?
My kids have thankfully been out of school for a while and not had to deal with this type of sub standard learning. If they were still in school, I would be on the phone with the superintendent or board members and ask these questions.
Oh and I would have had kids back in school by now as well.
Welcome to GCG. It gets a little rough but you can handle it. Most of us are just playing head games when we argue. LOL