Disaster preparedness: Why eliminating full-time virtual learning is a bad idea
Some politicians have been eager to ban remote learning for next year as they seek to push students back to school. For many reasons this is a bad idea, but one reason that hasn’t been discussed much is disaster preparedness. After going through the shutdown of schools once, it would stand to reason that we’d want to ensure a trained workforce for a high-quality learning option that can be activated during a pandemic, natural disaster, or other such event. Julie Young, managing director of Arizona State University Prep Digital, and John Bailey, a visiting fellow at AEI, join me to share more insights.