In this opinion piece, sociologist Barbara Risman makes the case for a bold new plan to educate schoolchildren: a new Works Progress Administration that hires unemployed people to be “learning pod” supervisors for small groups of children learning from home. [Chicago Tribune]
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As some schools begin to reopen and others consider their options, it’s no surprise that our experts are once again analyzing the state of America’s education system. At all levels, uncertainties abound about how to teach our nation’s students during a pandemic and SSN members are there to share evidence-based opinions to inform the ongoing debate.
A new Works Progress Administration could create ‘learning pods’ for all schoolchildren
There Are Other Options Besides Reopening Schools
The United States Is Reopening Many of the Wrong Schools
Economist Susan Dynarski argues in this opinion piece that although it’s most important to get the youngest children back into school buildings when it's safe to do so, financial pressures have led college students to be more likely than kindergarteners to return for in-person instruction. [New York Times]