Teachers want to reset. Reformers want to reinvent
The accelerating drumbeat about reinventing schools after COVID is like greeting the ashen survivors of a capsized boat as they crawl to the shore with, “Your backstroke really needs improvement.”
The COVID classroom — virtual or in-person — tested schools and educators like never before. Celebrated for an agile leap from face-to-face classes to remote instruction a year ago, teachers then found themselves condemned for hesitancy about returning to buildings amid the conflicting science around infection.
Now, education analysts, philanthropists and advocates — many of whom spent the past year and a half working from their living rooms far removed from the classroom challenges of COVID — have laid out ambitious goals for schools that leave little room for rest or recovery.
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