Some experts predict that the coronavirus pandemic will have a long-term impact on schools. Already, social distancing is forcing schools to change daily operations. For example, some are operating by mail correspondence while others are using online tools like Zoom.
Douglas N. Harris, nonresident senior fellow of governance studies at the Brown Center of Education Policy, predicts in an article for the Brookings Institution, a centrist think tank and research group, that the crisis will force teachers, parents and students to adjust and adapt to online learning. He also cautions that the shift to online learning will have unforeseen consequences.