For all the tragedy that coronavirus has wrought upon us, this is a window of opportunity to rethink public education.
In times of crisis, great organizations adapt — or they fail. Our American public school K-12 education does a lot of great things; it also fails a lot of students.
Public education needs a makeover.
This deadly virus has exposed huge gaps in public education. While some schools are thriving, other schools scramble to hand out free and reduced-price lunches, get learning devices into the hands of students, figure out what to do with those students without Wi-Fi, and ask teachers without training to start delivering remote learning lessons.
I have a unique perspective on this problem. After 25 years in four public school districts across