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The learning recovery that wasn't: Missed opportunities and the ongoing cost of COVID

Original post made on Sep 18, 2023

The second yearly report by a national education research organization examining the impacts of COVID-19 on K-12 education offered a sobering outlook while highlighting some notable state and local efforts nationwide.

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Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 18, 2023 at 9:47 am

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Another issue where there is a lot that can be said, but that will be later.

My first issue is that kids in general have lost socialization skills and that is in school but also out in public. Their sense of entitlement has grown immensely as well as they see no value in waiting in line, polite small talk, please and thankyous, and of course handshakes and eye contact. The argument can be made that nobody cares about such things any more, but in the business world these things do matter and not being able to interact with business people will make a big difference in their future careers.

Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 20, 2023 at 1:24 pm

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As a result of the two injuries to school children being discussed in another article, it is worth noting that when the schools were closed children were not riding bikes to school. This means that there are probably those who missed the third grade bike lessons, or the middle school bike lessons, and are now riding to school without the skills that should have been learned.

Social skills and road skills, both as bike riders and pedestrians, are suffering.

Posted by NTB2
a resident of College Terrace
on Sep 20, 2023 at 6:27 pm

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There is a youth wellness gap as our law makers zap the funds away while lapping up the air time in all the “good” . The money is not trickling down —

Our social infrastructure is crumbling faster than the concrete ones. Do we not understand the human neglect of the 100 thousand and more unhoused in Calif is affecting every one us, everyone ... yes. Nationally & Internationally too.

Utter shame. Our children see this suffering and no solution in sight just more of the same — The crisis has entered another phase of living among those without and we hold on within . In contempt, compassion, compromise, commiseration. Truly Wall Street has landed on Main Street and California is a resident refugee dump. Our children deserve better from us. The houseless, unhomed depression is taking a psychological emotional toll on our souls. Get active. We together can solve this. It’s time for FEMA to step in declaring Calif a National Climate disaster — house our people!

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