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Tim Carney: No, Blame Pols, Media Pushing School Closings

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  • Washington Examiner’s Tim Carney reports on the two decades of educational gains that were wiped out in two years.
  • The headlines will say “the pandemic” caused this, but that’s not quite right. COVID-19 has left a terrible trail of death and illness, but the coronavirus is not the cause of the learning loss. It was the local politicians, governors, school boards, and public health authorities who harmed our children by advocating or mandating unjustifiable school closures in the fall of 2020 — and then into the spring.

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