Discussing the Positives and Negatives of CDL


Elizabeth Martinez, sophomore at YC

Lucia Robison, Staff Writer

2020-2021 has been a year of firsts for many students and teachers. A unique first for many was the implementation of CDL (Comprehensive Distance Learning) for the 2020-2021 school year.  Although recently students were allowed to return for 4 days out of the week, most of the school year was via distance learning.

“Since more of us are online people tend to maybe skip calls, not do their online work, or not pay attention in class.” Elizabeth Martinez, sophomore at YC says. 

Kayla Neilsen, a first year teacher at the school, also has a mostly unenthusiastic view on this past year of CDL. “Overall I don’t like it so I would say more negative.” 

Neilsen also includes her thoughts on how CDL has been challenging and something she thought she wouldn’t ever have to do. 

“There are some students that have shown that they work way better online so I think for a select few of students who work really well online it’s been really good for them, but overall I don’t like it.” Mrs. Nielsen says. 

As Neilsen said, YC sophomore Martinez says she has been doing well online and even better than the previous year. 

Martinez adds that she likes how flexible it is with her schedule and for her, online learning has been more positive. “I’d say it’s more of a good thing, with it being flexible with your schedule throughout the day or having more opportunities to get things done.” 

CDL has affected many students this year, with mixed views on the subject. But starting September next year we will know if YC schooling will return to full time in class teaching. 

 Neilsen and Martinez both have different views regarding Comprehensive Distance Learning. However both met the challenge of CDL and ended the year successfu