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We Should Trust Youth to Drive Their Own Learning

by Global Nomads Group CEO Courtney Welsh and Board Member Scott Hefter

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The brutal combination of COVID-19 pandemic disruptions, the rapid shift from in-person to online learning (and back again), and the intrusion of 21st century culture wars into school boards and classrooms has left a well-documented trail of educational damage: widespread learning disruptions, an exponential rise in mental health challenges, and teachers quitting in droves. While everyone from policymakers to teachers to parents is upset with the current situation, recent surveys have uncovered equally widespread dissatisfaction among the most vulnerable group of all: students.

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