Guest Column

Opinion: What can we learn about education during this pandemic?

By , Guest Columnist Updated: September 23, 2020 7:36 PM CT | Published: September 23, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Shaka Mitchell
Guest Columnist

Shaka Mitchell

Shaka Mitchell serves as a Senior Fellow for the American Federation for Children. He has led several charter school networks, including Rocketship Education and LEAD Public schools, that serve over 2,500 students in Nashville. He was formerly the associate director of policy and planning at the D.C.-based Center for Education Reform. Shaka is the Chair of the Tennessee State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

The pandemic has forced innovation. Schools should be sharing best practices, whether in-person or all-remote. We should be learning from one another’s failings, and successes, and accelerate progress.


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