CBC Radio's The House: Generation COVID
Here is what's on this week's episode of The House
Students under stress
The United Nations has warned this cohort of students could face a "generational catastrophe" because of the pandemic's impact on education.
Host Chris Hall speaks with Stefania Giannini, assistant director general for education at UNESCO, about why the UN is so concerned about the learning-related impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The House also hears from students across the country — Alexandria Burton in Edmonton, Hannah Cohen in Toronto and Mohib Haque in Antigonish, N.S. — about their experiences flipping between online and in-person classes this year and what they hope will change for the fall.
Examining Canada's education system
The pandemic has shaken Canada's education systems, with provinces and school boards confronting challenge after challenge as they navigate a global health crisis. What needs to be done to ensure that kids are not left behind? How can education systems be improved?
The House checks in with a panel of education experts, including Dalhousie University professor Julia Wright, University of Ottawa professor Jenn Wallner and middle school teacher Matthew Morris.
Manitoba's major reforms to learning
Manitoba is planning a major overhaul of its education system as it looks to improve what are among the worst educational outcomes for students in the country.
Provincial Education Minister Cliff Cullen discusses what Manitoba has learned from the pandemic — and why it's eliminating most of its elected school boards.
Graduating into a pandemic
Research shows that long-term youth unemployment can affect a person's earning potential for years after they graduate.
So how can the federal government ensure that those who are unlucky enough to graduate into a pandemic are not left behind? Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough joins host Chris Hall to discuss.