Summer Slide Starting Early

Several op-ed articles have been published warning of the impact of an early summer slide due to the current educational shutdown. They often posit that a whole generation of students will be lesser-educated due to large scale losses in learning.

Summer slide is a peculiar thing.

If a student “loses” learning after 8 weeks of summer, did they really learn it to begin with?

Better yet, was it really worth learning?

What does that mean for June, July, and all the months after 12th grade?

Just a thought.