Analysis: Parents, civic entrepreneurs rebuild K-12 schooling from scratch in a way that’s student-focused, parent-directed and pluralistic
“Never in my lifetime have so many parents been so eager for so much education change.” So said longtime pollster Frank Luntz after surveying 1,000 public and private school parents on how the pandemic affected their view of schools. COVID-19 forced schools to change from being buildings where teaching, learning and programs were bundled together...
By Bruno Manno | August 12, 2021
Analysis: The link between college and a good job is even weaker since COVID-19. Here are some new, more effective pathways to opportunity & employment
Americans assume an almost fairy-tale link between a college education and a good job. Take college freshmen. In 2019, more than 8 in 10 (83 percent) said a “very important” reason for attending college was “to be able to get a better job.” But reality is different. A 2018 study of over 800 million job...
By Bruno Manno | April 19, 2021
Analysis: Week-by-week survey finds parents worried about sending kids back to school — three-quarters think September is too soon
On June 30, Sen. Lamar Alexander convened the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee to hear four health experts — including Dr. Anthony Fauci — provide an update on COVID-19, including how K-12 leaders and other stakeholders can open schools safely this fall. Alexander was direct in offering his thoughts: “The question before the...
By Bruno Manno | July 13, 2020