Education critical to build a more resilient society

The OECD just published a report, The Impact of COVID-19 on Education: Insights from Education at a Glance, analysing the impact of the pandemic. One of the major questions facing governments is regarding the “allocation of public funds as economic growth slows, tax incomes decline and healthcare and welfare costs rise”. Vocational qualifications, that were…

2020 Deloitte back-to-school survey

Deloitte´s annual back-to-school survey looking at consumers’ spending patterns (in the US) for 2020 is quite different from previous ones. The major impact on this has been the choice of channel and also costs involved, “about half of consumers feel safe going to the store, and over one-third of parents are concerned about making upcoming…

Working Parents Are Angry. But What Can We Do?

While most of the focus and discussion around education has been on the children and teachers, perhaps a thought should be given to the poor parents who have had to juggle jobs, commitments and responsibilities around home-based educational support. This article, by Greater Good, written from a psychologist’s perspective, seeks to add some narrative around…

The future of education is here

The Secretary General of the UN, António Guterres, made an important speech last month, reminding us that we have had “largest disruption of education in history” and yet that it is probably the single most important challenge that we have today. Education is “the key to personal development and the future of societies. It unlocks…