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  •  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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