OPINION: The funding and will to transform education are here — we must seize the moment by Dr. Javaid Siddiqi and Governor Bob Wise
June 1, 2021
Op-Ed Publication Date: May 30, 2021, The Hill
In March 2020, the life of every single American changed when COVID-19 shut down early learning programs, K-12 schools and college campuses for over 70 million U.S. children, youth and college students. Suddenly many millions more parents — from baristas to bus drivers to politicians — with homebound students were made acutely aware of the importance of child care, schools, teachers and access to technological infrastructure and devices. Add the unrelenting year’s duration to this education devastation and the nation now has a massive, shared experience across the country, unlike any since World War II.