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Jeffrey Aaron Snyder is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at Carleton College. He teaches courses on past and present educational policy and school reform movements. His writing has appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Education Week, and the New Republic, among other publications. He is the author of the bookMaking Black History: Race, Culture, and the Color Line in the Age of Jim Crow.
Besides overturning the very structure of higher education virtually overnight, COVID-19 will also accelerate a number of troubling longer-term trends—including less public funding and a migration of courses online.