Education author to go ‘On the Issues’ to discuss COVID’s “stolen year” for children

Oct. 19, 2022

Anya KamenetzMILWAUKEE — Anya Kamenetz, former education expert for NPR and author of “The Stolen Year: How COVID Changed Children’s Lives, and Where We Go Now,” will be the featured guest for an upcoming “On the Issues” with Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, Monday, Oct. 24, at 4 p.m., in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall.

The program is open to members of the public at no cost; registration is required and is available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Kevin Conway, associate director of university communication, at

The COVID-19 pandemic created enormous disruptions in schooling and in children’s lives more broadly. The discussion will touch on Kamenetz’s findings about difficulties facing children and parents, as exacerbated by the pandemic, and the author’s perspective on what is needed going forward. Her book, released last month, has gained attention nationwide, including in the New York Times and Washington Post.

Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, “On the Issues” conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars, conferences on issues of public significance, and the work of its Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education, Marquette Law School seeks to advance civil discourse about law and public policy matters.

About Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or