Policymakers, school administrators, educators, and parents continue to make difficult choices due to lost school days, continued social distancing, and precarious public budgets.
While the pandemic has required a shift to distance learning, ultimately we know that in-person classroom teaching, learning, and interaction is the best way to provide a well-rounded and equitable education. Despite this, edtech and online education companies see the crisis as an opportunity to further privatize and profit off of public school students.
In the Public Interest, the National Education Policy Center, the National Superintendents Roundtable, the Network for Public Education, Local Progress, the Schott Foundation, and the Shanker Institute are hosting a webinar on the limitations and possibilities of online learning in public education in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
- Dr. Gary Miron, Professor, Western Michigan University College of Education
- Dr. Daniela Kruel DiGiacomo, Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky School of Information Science
- Kiki Ochoa, High school teacher and parent, San Diego, California
- Dr. Morcease Beasley, Superintendent, Clayton County School District, Georgia