What Gen Z teens are asking about education, work and their future
Debates about education policy and the workplace are typically carried out by people far removed from high school classrooms. There’s good reason for that, since age and experience often bring clearer insights not visible to the young. But education today is in a time of disruption and transition. In many respects, it’s not meeting the...
By Bruno Manno | September 7, 2023
Opinion: Education is one area where ‘domestic realists’ agree. Let’s build on that
The education culture wars on issues like critical race theory and how to teach history create a false narrative and collective illusion on K-12 issues among Americans. The stubborn fact is that voters’ opinions and governors’ statements show broad agreement on a collection of practical education issues that offers a common-sense K-12 governing agenda, according...
By Bruno Manno | April 17, 2023
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
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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