Spotlight: Student scores plummet

By M.D. Kittle

MADISON — Things were bad in many Wisconsin public schools before COVID-19 hit. They got a lot worse when bureaucrats locked kids out of in-person learning during the pandemic.

“As Wisconsin students head back to the classroom this month, parents face a stark reality: other states handled COVID better and our kids are now way behind,” says CJ Szafir, president and CEO of the Institute for Reforming Government, in unveiling a back-to-school snapshot of the state of the Badger State’s public education.

“Our top students no longer compare to the nation’s best and, even more troubling, our struggling students face greater challenges than ever,” Szafir added.

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