Originally published by FutureEd.
Let’s not repeat the mistakes the education sector made in responding to the last major disruption of the education system.
In the wake of the 2008 recession, many school districts simply increased class sizes across the board, froze salaries, and reduced or furloughed staff. When budgets rose again, many districts used new funds to simply undo those cuts.
We should resist the temptation to revert to old practices when today’s coronavirus crisis eventually passes. A better strategy is to use the current crisis to introduce changes that can not only help get students back on track when they return to their classrooms, but also bring about sustained improvements in school performance. Here are seven such reforms:
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