For many students, physical school wasn’t replaced with Zoom. Rather, school closures meant no school—literally none at all.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that elite parents, in possession of excellent jobs, want to get their kids into college.
Technocratic management, no matter how brilliant, cannot unwind structural inequalities.
Meritocracy prizes achievement above all else, making everyone—even the rich—miserable. Maybe there’s a way out.