Sep 16, 2022 • 33M

School in the time of Covid

A conversation with UC Berkeley professor Shamik Dasgupta on the "moral catastrophe" of extended school closures

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Tara Henley
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Advocates against pandemic school closures have been ringing the alarm for some time. They were all but ignored two years ago. But the tide is now starting to turn, with mainstream media outlets reporting on the impacts of these closures on children.

My guest today has been speaking out about these policies since 2020. And he recently published a powerful paper arguing that extended school closures were, in fact, a moral catastrophe — and one that we must ensure never happens again.


Shamik Dasgupta is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley.

I’m thrilled to be joined by Shamik Dasgupta, today on Lean Out. Transcript to come tomorrow for paid subscribers.

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