Op-Ed The Hill October 29, 2023

America’s Students Need an Operation Warp Speed

The Education Lab’s faculty co-directors, Dr. Jens Ludwig, professor at the University of Chicago, and Dr. Jon Guryan, professor at Northwestern University, make the case for a large-scale tutoring program designed to compensate for pandemic-era learning loss and equalize educational opportunities in the long-term. 

The COVID-19 pandemic created a once-in-a-century education challenge that is at least as hard to solve as the related public health challenge. Between 2019 and 2022, American schoolchildren lost an average of three-quarters of a year of schooling. The most disadvantaged kids fell even further behind.

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