MJ Knefel // The Myth Of Learning Loss

Recent data shows that, contrary to the case made over the last year, standardized test scores for children grades 1-8 have been comparable to a non-pandemic year. MJ Knefel criticizes the arguments regarding “learning loss,” which have been made throughout the pandemic – a concept used as the reason for keeping K-12 schools open. Additionally, they critique the idea that reading and mathematical abilities are the most important part of education.

MJ and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch.

Music featured in the episode: “Awake” by Tycho

Producer/EditorCharles Hinshaw