USC Rossier Magazine, Fall/Winter 2020
Why We Can't Return to Normal
How the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement will change how we educate
In 2020, the status quo was shaken up, challenged and, quite possibly, forever altered. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life for us all. The models our globalized world is built upon—our financial systems, the way we work, the way we travel, and yes, the way we educate all students, from pre-K to higher ed—have been tested and transformed. In the midst of this worldwide health crisis, another long-running crisis—systemic racism and the killing of Black men and women by police—fueled months of protest led by the burgeoning Black Lives Matter movement. This issue considers both the macro effects of a microscopic virus and how the demand to end structural racism will require us to reshape the field of education to ensure a more just and equitable future.
Brendesha Tynes on the digital equity gap
Associate professor of education and psychology discusses growing up in Detroit, the new app she’s developing and the effects of videos depicting racial violence.
Student & Alumni Stories
USC Rossier EMP online student Marcel Hite wants to give applicants a chance to share their stories.
How a love of narrative inspired a career in college admissions