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COVID Damage to a Generation of Children: Massive Decline in Test Scores

re: ethics in medicine

Real science is never settled, and anyone who has certainty on such things is not qualified to discuss it.

The damage from government COVID policies will resonate for a generation to come.

PANDEMIC SCHOOLING MODE AND STUDENT TEST SCORES: EVIDENCE FROM US STATES

November 2021

...We demonstrate first that, across all 12 states in our sample, there were large reductions in test scores between 2020-21 and previous years. The average decline in math is 14.2 percentage points, versus 6.3 percentage points in English language Arts (ELA). These changes are well outside typical year-on-year variation.

Following this, we show our main finding: the decline in students’ 2021 test scores as compared to prior years was significantly larger in districts which offered less access to in-person schooling. For example, we estimate that offering full in-person instruction rather than fully hybrid or virtual instruction reduces test score losses in math by 10.1 percentage points (on the base of 14.2 percentage points). In ELA, the loss is reduced in fully in-person settings by 3.2 percentage points. These interactions between test score losses and schooling mode are highly significant.

Overall, our data suggest significant learning losses as measured by state assessments as a result of the pandemic, and larger losses in districts with less access to in-person learning. From a policy standpoint, our results highlight the non-health implications of the pandemic, which may be longlasting.

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WIND: a society that sacrifices its children has turned to evil.

Government schools run by the teacher’s unions have long been the single biggest source of de facto systemic racism (a non-education for the worst-off). And now these indoctrination centers fully embrace the ideology of tribalism, rotting minds from an early age, for the destruction of this country from within.

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