The delay in reopening schools that have been closed as a result of the Coronavirus will be one of the largest costs to society. Children who ordinarily would have been average, will become below average performers, while those who were below average, will have extreme difficulty performing at grade level.
The high performers might succeed at maintaining grade level only if they have books, lesson plans, tutors, and/or parents who are willing to invest the time and energy in keeping their education as a top priority. Few parents have lesson plans. Fewer still have the ability to teach from the lesson plans.
When classes resume, perhaps no earlier than September 2021, many students may need to remain at their current level for an additional year. Without a plan of action designed to speed the educational process, the shutdown of schools may have lasting consequences for employers, and for society in general.
The Lord God Almighty El Shaddai