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Home Education Response to COVID-19 School closures have put an entire generation at a huge disadvantage

School closures have put an entire generation at a huge disadvantage

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Younger generations “will pay a heavy price for our response to this virus”. So say Anna Vignoles and Simon Burgess, perhaps Britain’s foremost authorities on the economics of education. They are right, and we should be worried.

They are talking about the effects of school closures on children’s education and about the effects of the deepest recession in history on the job and earnings prospects of those young people entering the labour market this year. These effects will be damaging, long-lasting and felt much more acutely by those who are already disadvantaged. As the two professors put it: “The crisis will lay bare the already stark inequalities in educational attainment that are a feature of the UK.”……………………………………………………..