Eurard explains that Lilian and she classmates in the spring “met daily with their teachers, and then collected a package at school, which was their job for a week. “She says the school avoided many real time activities because some children shared equipment with their siblings and some families worked during the day and had to watch the school work at night,” she says. NSSI has mentors like Wayne Banks who record video lessons with a group ofmodel students’, while YouTube instructors guide some people through the routine of changes at different levels of fitness. According to Banks, it is his “mentoring” role to “guide and inspire” a group of junior trainers who work more closely with groups of 25 or 30 students. Many of NSSI’s powerful charter school networks, such as Achievement First and Ascend Learning, have been criticized in the past for their overly focused and standardized approach to teaching, which emphasizes high test scores. “She wasn’t very happy when I saidshe’ signed up for summer school,” says Eurard, “but now Lillian feels abandoned and busy andshe’ knows children all over the country. With some of the country’s largest school districts operating exclusively online since the fall semester, banks are engaged in national efforts to improve the quality of distance learning. This autumn, it worked with the districts and listened to pupils and teachers to change the curriculum. She says school systems can choose their own local teachers as tutors or use teachers and initiative lessons. Sarah Eurard, Lillian’s daughter, is in fourth grade at Catholic School in Milwaukee and is currently attending NSSI Summer School. She says she prefers every neighborhood to give teachers the time, training and skills they need to plan courses well online, rather than rushing into a decision that has already been made. A recent survey of 474 school districts conducted by U.S. research institutes found that districts with high poverty rates tend to have lower expectations of the time students spend every day in school. This summer, a charter team and public school managers launched an online pilot project, the National Summer School Initiative. Wayne Banks is a high school mathematics teacher and KIPP school principal. In contrast, many public schools serving low-income students provided only minimal real time education last spring. First, equality issues that prevent some families from participating in real time education, including some of Lillian Eurard’s classmates, are not going anywhere.