We Didn’t Return to Campus: COVID-19 Pandemic as an Opportunity for Critical Reflection on the Essence of Education
For many students across the United States, their last day on school campuses was the week before spring break of 2020. Due to the rising concern over COVID-19, most schools across PK to higher education moved to remote learning. This article is a critical reflection by the author in which she shares her experiences as a professor in higher education at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The author questions the role of education, using a critical framework and a Marxist analysis of capitalism, to center the function of the education system during COVID-19. From the author’s perspective, economic interests superseded the interests of health and safety of the education community. The COVID-19 world pandemic demonstrated the essential roles of schooling beyond institutions of learning. According to the author, the key role of schooling is socializing students into existing socio-economic hierarchies.
"We Didn’t Return to Campus: COVID-19 Pandemic as an Opportunity for Critical Reflection on the Essence of Education,"
Journal of Multicultural Affairs: Vol. 6:
2, Article 12.
Available at: https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/jma/vol6/iss2/12
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