The U.S. economy is intricately tied to the education of its workforce. COVID highlighted the persistent challenges in our schools, including unequal access, segregated classrooms, and a growing student debt crisis, calling into question the purpose of education and the responsibility of business, government and philanthropy for providing it. In a republic and capitalist economy that depends on an educated citizenry, how should we reimagine education at this critical time?
Climate change, a pandemic, inequality, all demand that we examine the economic systems and structures we are operating within. In this time of unprecedented change, how might we reimagine work?
Given the ever-more connected world we live in, how should we reimagine the economy?
Examine new ways to think about work in light of the changes prompted by the pandemic.
Examine the way race interacts with structures of power, and how systemic racism manifests itself in institutions and our daily lives.