Special Report

Equity and the Future of Work

March 3, 2021
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It’s hard to think about the future right now because it seems so uncertain. But educators and economists are already beginning to do so.

What they are seeing ahead is an economy disrupted by a pandemic that is reshaping the career prospects of today’s K-12 students, especially the most vulnerable ones. That is why experts say it will be urgent for schools to help students of color, English-language learners, students with special needs, and kids from economically poor families adjust to these changes.

If schools do not take action, experts warn, the career opportunity gaps that already exist will grow even wider.