Carmita Semaan remains hopeful that the education ecosystem and the workplace will improve as the pandemic has highlighted long-existing discrepancies young people face in terms of technology, and that working parents face juggling jobs that aren’t a living wage, and are now virtually teaching students.
WorkingNation interviewed Semaan, founder and president of the Surge Institute, for #WorkingNationOverheard as a media partner with ASU+GSV’s Virtual Summit 2020, held September 29 through October 1+October 8. You can watch all of the interviews on our YouTube channel.
Semaan says, “I think we’re facing, as a country, a reckoning, and an elevation of what has existed for a generation.” She sees innovative thinking happening around solutions to making tech available to students.
She says what’s happening now is a growing national consciousness that families, students, and communities are facing.
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