The growing education gap

Education inequities that existed prepandemic were exacerbated as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Students in majority-Black schools were about nine months behind their peers in majority-White schools in math courses before the pandemic. Now the achievement gap is at a year.

The gap between students in majority-Black schools and students in majority-White schools is now three months wider than it was before the pandemic.

To read the article, see “COVID-19 and education: An emerging K-shaped recovery,” December 14, 2021.