The Pandemic Should Have Been Edtech’s Moment To Shine. So Far, It Hasn’t Been.

Less than half of Los Angeles families (in the nation’s second-largest school system) think distance learning is working.

Some of the difficulty came from how quickly schools needed to pivot to online. Many students were in school one day and were told they would be learning from home the next. But this moment should have been edtech’s time to shine. Instead, the crisis shows that the technology industry’s promises of better student outcomes from personalized learning, delivered electronically, are still far from reality. This is proving to be a teachable moment on how the edtech space as a whole can do better.


Want to receive more content like this in your inbox?