The Pandemic as a Positive Disruption to Education
A Talk by Kerry Mcdonald
From the Homeschooling Global Summit
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"Kerry McDonald talks about how the pandemic is causing tremendous disruption in education but how families can look at it in a positive way. The global pandemic has been catalyzing the increase in interest in homeschooling and alternative education, the development of new education models through innovation and entrepreneurship, and the opportunity for parents to have a taste of education choice and education beyond the conventional classrooms. . Kerry McDonald is a Senior Education Fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education and author of Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom (Chicago Review Press, 2019). She is also an adjunct scholar at The Cato Institute and a regular Forbes contributor. . Kerry's research interests include homeschooling and alternatives to school, self-directed learning, education entrepreneurship, parent empowerment, school choice, and family and child policy. Her articles have appeared at The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, NPR, Education Next, Reason Magazine, City Journal, and Entrepreneur, among others. She has a master’s degree in education policy from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bowdoin College. . This interview was presented at the Homeschooling Global Summit 2020. Learn more at https://2020.hgsummit.com/. To find out more about the organizing team behind the event, GalileoXP - the self-directed online global school, visit https://galileoxp.com/."
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