January 8, 2021

This week, John and Ryan Smith, external officer for the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, reflect on the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and its impact on students watching the event, and they share 2021 predictions for education in California.

John wagers his “fensters” against Ryan’s “smiths” on odds of schools reopening for in-person instruction, the state budget, a recall of Gavin Newsom, ethnic studies’ passage, a teacher shortage, and the pandemic’s impact on the classroom.

Keep your own scorecard and file it away until January 2022.

For background on these issues, check out the following: