With the rapid evolution of technology, the workplace is becoming increasingly automated. This trend probably intensified with the COVID-19 pandemic, and employers continue to automate tasks to reduce costs and minimize the spread of infection. The future of the workplace requires schools to prepare students for these changes, as well as the broader effects of rapid digitization on health, forensics, and ethical standards.
One of the reasons public education is in crisis is the lack of resources. School districts and states are receiving less money than ever before. As a result, schools are crumbling, and educators are resigning from the profession due to lack of funding. Many are struggling to pay student debts and make ends meet on stagnant salaries. These problems aren’t limited to Texas, though. Many states, including California, have made efforts to cut property taxes to regain funding, but these efforts only serve to make the situation worse.
Public schools were in a dire financial situation when the coronavirus epidemic struck. But the coronavirus rescue package – which included $123 billion for K-12 schools – has changed that situation. Now, districts must spend at least 20% of their funding on evidence-based interventions, and the amount of money may vary from one state to the next. The question is how long until we find a completely new system for education?