Minorities (black & brown Americans) fared far worse due to lockdowns & school closures as to devastating results; "Pandemic Erased Two Decades of Progress in Math & Reading"; By Sarah Mervosh

by Paul Alexander

National test results released showed in stark terms pandemic’s devastating effects on US schoolchildren, with performance of 9-year-olds in math & reading dropping to the levels from two decades ago

People like Teacher UNION head Weingarten are IMO despicable people. Suffered our children, caused them to commit suicide. She and CDC leaders must be investigated and held accountable if shown she and they at CDC caused deaths by what they did with school closures.

What did they find?

‘National test results released on Thursday showed in stark terms the pandemic’s devastating effects on American schoolchildren, with the performance of 9-year-olds in math and reading dropping to the levels from two decades ago.

This year, for the first time since the National Assessment of Educational Progress tests began tracking student achievement in the 1970s, 9-year-olds lost ground in math, and scores in reading fell by the largest margin in more than 30 years.


The declines spanned almost all races and income levels and were markedly worse for the lowest-performing students. While top performers in the 90th percentile showed a modest drop — three points in math — students in the bottom 10th percentile dropped by 12 points in math, four times the impact.

In math, Black students lost 13 points, compared with five points among white students, widening the gap between the two groups. Research has documented the profound effect school closures had on low-income students and on Black and Hispanic students, in part because their schools were more likely to continue remote learning for longer periods of time.’


The Pandemic Erased Two Decades of Progress in Math and Reading