There are some preliminary studies confirming a plethora of anecdotal accounts that our children’s educational gaps due to the pandemic are serious.
During the fall, I taught SAT classes in our Old Saybrook office and virtually to high school students across Connecticut. I saw the gaps immediately. Numerous students said “we didn’t really learn much last year.”
This will be a huge problem for some.
Let’s say a child wants to enter a field where math skills are really important. That child will be competing not just against students his/her age but against all those just a few years older than them who had a full math education that was not affected by the pandemic.
Moreover, there are a reasonable number of far-sighted parents who are helping their children catch-up. Those that do not take measures to do so will be in some competitive trouble.
Our goal – as always – is to help parents, help their children.
Let’s make 2022 a great year.