Where do teachers, parents and schools go from here?

Six months into the pandemic, the school tinderbox is quite ready to explode and almost all stakeholders seem underprepared

Issac Asimov’s short story “The Fun They Had” first appeared in a children’s newspaper in 1951. It is set in the year 2157, with robots having taken over education. Two children, Margie, 11, and Tommy, 13, discover a physical book for the first time. Through the book, they learn about a time, centuries ago, when books had pages, teachers were human, and school meant a community building where students went in groups and learnt the same thing at the same time. Margie, engrossed, thinks about the fun those kids must have had in the old days. The short is the …


Pradip K. Saha

Pradip is a co-founder at The Morning Context and leads our newsletters vertical. He has previously worked at The Ken as a staff writer, at Mint as an assistant features editor and the Deccan Chronicle as a copy editor. He works with a slew of expert newsletter writers across subjects and domains. His own writing spans the gig economy, farmers caught in the crossfire of technology, global warming and parents trapped in the edtech wave. Some of his best stories have come at the intersection of technology and human endeavour.

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