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"The Meaningful Education Advocate" title combines my work with the Viktor Frankl Institute of America and my blog that challenges the institutional framework in which we educate our children and presents new opportunities emerging in the transforming economy. I also co-host a podcast called Q-Ed Up with Ziz and Pam that discusses what it means to be educated in the 21st century.

Like many other students, my college-age daughters lost their summer jobs and internships. Until last week, we didn’t know if their colleges would be going online for the fall. We had a frank discussion about the fact that we were unwilling to pay the exorbitant tuition costs for online classes if their colleges only offered that option. In the midst of the upheaval, our focus shifted to re-assessing their preparedness for the changing world of work. READ MORE.


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