School and Society in the Age of Trump
In the face of societal challenges, it is students themselves who bear the brunt of the impact.
by John Rogers with the School and Society in the Age of Trump research team: Michael Ishimoto, Alexander Kwako, Anthony Berryman, Claudia Diera
“Many students feel greater anxiety, stress, and vulnerability, and parental opioid misuse and aggressive immigration enforcement have both resulted in greater material deprivation for young people—unstable housing, insecure food supplies, and a lack of other necessary supports.
School principals are also impacted. The average principal in the study reports spending six and a half hours a week addressing the five societal challenges. One in four principals spend the equivalent of one workday a week responding to the challenges. That time represents lost opportunity costs, taking time away from efforts to meet students’ academic needs and enhance the quality of teaching and learning.”