Student achievement is declining across the country despite the federal government giving states and school districts billions of dollars to combat student learning loss during the COVID-19 pandemic,
according to a new analysis released Tuesday. The money to fix it may not be enough, especially for places with the greatest needs.
According to a new report from the American Educational Research Association,
while government disaster relief funds for schools explicitly designated to alleviate student learning loss totaled roughly $189 billion, schools still need about $500 billion.
The authors of the report urge the federal government to consider recent national standardized test results revealing reductions
in student accomplishment before providing states and districts with extra funding, despite the obvious need for more funding.