What is the future of education after the coronavirus? What will schools look like after all this? How can they reopen safely? Will colleges go bankrupt? Are we rotting the brains of our kids with all this screen time? Where is Education Secretary Betsy DeVos? What happens now to education in America?
As the global war against the virus continues, the world of education is a hidden battlefield. The future of learning has been turned upside down–and underreported. With 97% of the world’s schools closed, the virus has upended everything we know about education. Graduations are canceled, dorms are empty, school lunches are left uneaten and millions of kids are now glued to screens all day long. This is education in our pandemic-stricken world. And the stakes for America couldn’t be higher.
Angry Americans continues our groundbreaking focus on the front-line fighters of the war against COVID-19 with another inspiring guest shaping the future: [1:15:00] Anya Kamenetz (@Anya1Anya) is a powerful expert on learning and the future. Anya is Education Correspondent at NPR, co-host of NPR’s Life Kit parenting podcast and celebrated author of multiple books including The Art of Screen Time, Generation Debt, DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education and The Test. Anya is our professor giving us all a crash course on parenting in a pandemic.
Previously, Anya was a writer for Fast Company covering technology, innovation, sustainability and social entrepreneurship and she contributed to The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, the Oprah Magazine. Anya was named a Game Changer in Education and three times won National Awards from the Education Writers Association. She also leads the innovative NPR Ed team–which won an Edward R. Murrow award for Innovation.
With the world paralyzed and divided by shut-downs and reopening, independent activist, author, social entrepreneur and Army veteran @PaulRieckhoff asks Anya the questions we all need answers to–and tears into the latest news with a dash of pop-culture, kick-ass music, and his trademark wit, tenacity, wisdom and humor. Rieckhoff shines a powerful spotlight on issues you need to know about–and holds the powerful accountable. As the White House, Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, and broadcast media fumble, this is a powerful must-hear episode of the pod that’s been featured in Variety, NPR, The New York Times, MSNBC and CNN. From the front lines of the exhausting war against the virus, to the race for President, to the NFL draft, Angry Americans is the most dynamic podcast in America for politics, news and culture.
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