You can’t say we didn’t warn you.
In 2020 and 2021, parents across the United States repeatedly and passionately said that closing schools because of the pandemic would hurt student success. Now the results are in – and they’re not good.
The National Center for Education Statistics recently released its assessment of the reading and math scores of 9-year-old American students. This year, average scores fell 5 points in reading and 7 points in math compared to 2020. This is the biggest drop in reading scores in three decades and the first drop in math on record.