Exposing the Myth of “Learning Loss”

A simple explanation

Andy Spears
1 min readSep 25, 2023

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During the pandemic, when schools were closed due to the uncertainty of the impact of COVID and the lack of a vaccine, many policymakers and pundits lamented what they called “learning loss.”

This was the idea that since kids were not in school, they “lost” or “were losing” learning.

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Andy Spears

Writer and policy advocate living in Nashville, TN —Public Policy Ph.D. — writes on education policy, consumer affairs, and more . . .