Watch: How Parents’ ‘Profound Dissatisfaction’ With Schools During COVID Has Reshaped Education Politics Going Forward

“School enrollment trends indicate that a profound dissatisfaction with the public education status quo during the pandemic led a lot of families to leave their incumbent schools,” says The 74’s Kevin Mahnken. 

“There were political ripples to these phenomena as well.”

In a recent livestream discussion addressing issues of education, parental choice and the 2022 midterms, a panel of experts considered to what degree the disruptions of the pandemic have altered the dynamics and landscape of education politics. (You can watch the full conversation here) 

The event was sponsored by The 74 and the Progressive Policy Institute’s Reinventing America’s Schools project, and moderated by PPI’s Tressa Pankovits; panelists included Andy Rotherham, a member of the Virginia State School Board and The 74’s Board of Directors; journalist and author Anya Kamenetz; Michael Hartney of the Hoover Institute; George Parker, former educator, teachers union president and adviser to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools; and 74 Senior Writer Kevin Mahnken.

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