Back to School, Like We’ve Never Seen It Before
After over a year of disrupted learning, social isolation, and fear about returning to schools in person, Randi Weingarten, who heads the nation’s second-largest teacher’s union, talks about what’s at stake as schools look to safely reopen this fall. What have we learned from a year of unprecedented distance learning about what kids need and what they’re capable of? How has the reckoning around racial justice impacted kids and teachers, and how does it play out in the classroom? What will it take to return to school, recover from loss and grief, and reimagine teaching and learning for the 21st century?