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View Diary: Summer Learning Loss Accounts for 2/3 of Achievement Gap (14 comments)

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  •  Did you even bother reading the article?? (2+ / 0-)
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    Triscula, Naniboujou

    The learning loss does not affect those who are already better off. In fact, those of moderate income or status and above improve. The problem is not the summer, but the opportunities available.

    ALL of those countries you mentioned do not have the inequality we have. Better off students don't suffer in this country either. That is the entire point of the article.

    Did you just read the headline and then jump to the comment?

    •  Still don't buy it. Even as you suggest, the (1+ / 0-)
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      learning loss effect would not require an across the board fix and thus would be a niche solution to a niche problem while having negligible effect everywhere else.  Furthermore, if it is socioeconomic related, then a lot more needs to be done on a lot more fronts than just changing the school calendar for a subset of students.  To reiterate, lots of other countries, even ones with far lower per capita incomes have good education success without 52-week school years.

      •  Who said it should be universal? (1+ / 0-)
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        That was not even implied. In fact, it should be a targeted solution. In addition, the achievement and graduation gap are not niche problems. I suppose they are part of the America that doesn't exist for a lt of folks though.

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