Public education may have reached a crossroads. We really wanted it to work, but millions of women exited the workforce to educate their children during the coronavirus pandemic and many may not come back. The census recently announced a surge in homeschooling (as opposed to distance learning) from 5.4 percent last spring to 11.1 percent in the fall. Polls indicate many more are considering following suit. Avoiding a messy breakup with public schooling will require lawmakers to embrace pluralism in parents’ preferences. The existing system has proven excessively rigid for families and teachers alike. One size fit few, but a
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos submitted her resignation Thursday night.
National Education Association: “Resigning 13 days before the end of this administration does nothing to erase the harm Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has done to this country’s students, their families and educators.”
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) January 8, 2021
DeVos becomes the second person in Donald Trump’s cabinet to resign in wake of the insurrection on the US Capitol by his supporters. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, said she would be resigning earlier today.
“We should be highlighting and celebrating your
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (CHKP) has entered into a partnership with online learning platform Coursera to offer free cybersecurity courses as the company builds on the need for more remote work solution systems.
The provider of cybersecurity solutions said that through the partnership a growing series of Check Point cybersecurity courses and content will be made available to security and network professionals. The financial terms of the collaboration weren’t disclosed.
The courses seek to upskill security and IT administrators on cyber threats and security management across mid-size and larger enterprise networks. The series is soon expected to