From JC

The New York Times posted a vexing Editorial Board op-ed yesterday headlined, “The Startling Evidence on Learning Loss Is In.” You don’t say.

The New York Times’s Editorial Board was startled — startled! — to discover that teachers’ union-fueled pandemic shutdowns have caused real, lasting injuries to kids. Here’s the op-ed’s opening paragraph:

The evidence is now in, and it is startling. The school closures that took 50 million children out of classrooms at the start of the pandemic may prove to be the most damaging disruption in the history of American education. It also set student progress in math and reading back by two decades and widened the achievement gap that separates poor and wealthy children. Economists are predicting that this generation, with such a significant educational gap, will experience diminished lifetime earnings and become a significant drag on the economy.
Gosh! Still, some of us were not startled about that. Some of us predicted this would happen. Some of us predicted this would happen three years ago.

So, why is the New York Times suddenly discovering the startling facts about union-powered student learning loss? Is it to hold people accountable? To get some justice for the students who were never at risk from covid in the first place? The students whose learning was set back years so that union teachers could enjoy a few months of paid pandemic vacation?


What the New York Times’s Editorial Board was fretting about in particular is that federal covid education money runs out next year:

These learning losses will remain unaddressed when the federal money runs out in 2024. Elected officials at every level — federal, state and local — will need to devote substantial resources to replace the federal aid that is set to expire and must begin making up lost ground.
It’s about the money! So, get ready. It is obvious the Times plans to victimize our children again. The first time was to enrich corrupt teachers’ union officials and bloated school administrators. Now the liberals intend to use the kids’ injuries — injuries they caused — as an excuse, to further enrich corrupt teachers’ union officials and bloated school administrators.

The real answer to this situation is to demand accountability every single time they bring up the problem of learning loss. The problem can’t be solved until the criminal, white-coated grifters who caused the problem have been prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Never forget.