The pandemic had its way with public education in this country.
Like so many other systems, the system of education that has been fully embedded in our culture for more than a century was upended by the abrupt closure of schools three years ago, and then the on again/off again quarantining that ensued.
Technology helped address some issues, but it was far from adequate for all.
And the other pieces of the school day, from breakfast to lunch to recess and extracurriculars were also affected.
The disruption threw many for a loop, but it enabled others to take a step back and reassess the system for what it is and whether it is sustainable going forward.
Susan Zelman, former Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction and author of The Buying and Selling of American Education: Reimagining a System of Schools for All Children, joins us to discuss the issue.
Susan Zelman, former Ohio superintendent of public instruction, author of The Buying and Selling of American Education: Reimagining a System of Schools for All Children