The United Nations Transforming Education Summit begins today.
As Rebecca Winthrop points out in a reflection for Brookings (Shared priorities to transform education systems: Mapping recovery and transformation agendas), 1.5 billion students affected and at least 463 million unable to access remote learning, there is little wonder that education inequality is rising and young people around the world are significantly behind academically than where predicted without disrupted schooling.
Among the continuous urgencies and emergencies of a world in increasing complexity, rethinking of education systems after the pandemic and within the technological revolution is a political issue of primary importance.
It is often said that we risk taking the future away from young people. Well, we believe that it is worse: more and more, in fact, we do not allow them to live the future already present.