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Education Interrupted: Temporary Learning Losses, Lifetime Earnings Losses


Published March 7, 2024

Across the country, disadvantaged students bear the brunt of the learning losses as a result of school shutdowns and a lack of in-person education.  These students face lower lifetime earnings and fewer economic opportunities.  Current efforts to combat these losses have been all but inadequate and schools and policymakers must do more to help these students.

Check Out More from Eric Hanushek:

  • Watch "How to Reverse Pandemic-Related Learning Losses" with Eric Hanushek here.
  • Watch "Remedying the Achievement Gaps from School Closures" with Eric Hanushek here.
  • Read "A Global Perspective on US Learning Losses" by Eric Hanushek and Bradley Strauss here.