Covid Sickened Academic Tests Scores of Nation’s Youth

The news that the national average learning of youth during the pandemic declined a lit isn’t at all surprising. Protracted absences affect learning. Disruptions in the orderly schedule and order of mathematics are hard to overcome. To get to infinity on a line of progressing numbers students need start at ) and move up; not get sidetracked to mathematical waste treatment facilities. Students learn math better outside a pandemic or war zone (one can infer) than in one.

https://www.axios.com/2022/10/24/test-scores-math-reading-covid

The news isn’t all bad. Being outside of school and using the Internet for remote classes can lead a generation to think outside the box more than generations regimented in neat little desk pigeon holes. The pandemic may have taught the necessity for pragmatism and innovation that cannot be found so much, or found easily in the orderly world of mathematics.

Even so computer aided learning to help students recover math skills will need better and saturated tech applications and equipment for all the nations students I would think. Probably the federal government should buy a lot of tech and levy and education tax to pay for it. Maybe more educators from India will need to be imported to provide extra math learning. Britain’s new P.M.; one Rishi Sunak got a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford and an M.B.A. from Stanford where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He also worked for Goldman Sachs. Britain has learned the value of selecting people good at philosophy, math and business. American schools may need to be more serious about providing safe and quality learning environments for all students rather than the privileged.

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Garrison Clifford Gibson

Philosophy, theology, contemporary issues including politics, economics, ecosphere, science fiction and history-these are useful things to write about that I have an interest in. I have published a few book collections-some free ebooks as well at my lulu.com/garycgibson bookpage. Usually I live in Alaska. I took an Associate degree from the University of Alaska and a Bachelors from Excelsior College in 1991.

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