School closures, learning loss, and economic impacts

Listen below to my Saturday discussion with economist King Banaian on the education costs of lockdowns and shutdowns, as detailed out in my report here. What started as a public health intervention soon expanded into a public policy response that brought considerable and unnecessary cost upon our next generation of leaders.

From learning loss to future economic impacts, the consequences of school closures deserve a clear-eyed accounting and should serve as a call to carefully weigh future policy choices.

Will our students ever fully recover?