Dr. Jennifer K. Thompson is joined by Mike McShane, Director of National Research at EdChoice, to talk about what it looks like for students to go back to school this fall, given the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic. What kind of decisions must be made by schools? How do we make sure that kids get the best shot at the kind of education they deserve?
EdChoice polling on education in COVID-19
“Do Not Tie School Funding to Reopening Full Time” by Mike McShane in Forbes
American Enterprise Institute interview with Mike McShane on hybrid homeschooling
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About our guest:
Mike is the editor of New and Better Schools, the author of Education and Opportunity, and co-editor of Educational Entrepreneurship Today, Teacher Quality 2.0, and Common Core Meets Education Reform. His analyses and commentary have been published widely in the media, including in The Huffington Post, National Affairs, USA Today and The Washington Post. He has also been featured in education-specific outlets such as Teachers College Commentary, Education Week, Phi Delta Kappan, and Education Next. In addition to authoring numerous white papers, McShane has had academic work published in Education Finance and Policy and the Journal of School Choice. A former high school teacher, he earned a Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Arkansas, an M.Ed. from the University of Notre Dame and a B.A. in English from St. Louis University.