How Schools Power the Economy

How Schools Power the Economy

Schools Power the Economy
Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am


Safe schools are important for parents who need to work

Society needs schools. Yes, they're necessary to educate our children, but they're also crucial for the economy.

A robust economy requires a reliable workforce, and here, like elsewhere, that workforce is largely composed of parents with school-aged children. Since the pandemic restricted families' access to schools, parents have assumed the responsibilities of teaching their children, while, in many cases, working from home. But as California's businesses reopen and call on its workforce to bolster the economy, we need to recognize the importance of schools in freeing those parents to participate in the workforce.

Join us as we discuss the importance of schools and plans for the 2020-21 school year. Our panelists include

  • Scott Lewis – Editor, Voice of San Diego
  • Mahogany Taylor – President, San Diego Unified Council of PTAs
  • Richard Barrera - Vice President, San Diego Unified School Board