Far-Left NCAE Calls Student Learning Loss a “False Construct”

Senator Berger Press Shop
2 min readMar 4, 2021

Parents are watching their children struggle while data on disaster of virtual education is mounting

But far-left NCAE denies reality of the destruction their campaign against in-person instruction has wrought

Raleigh, N.C. — As more and more data comes in showing the damage to children caused by the lack of full in-person instruction, Tamika Kelly, the head of the far-left NCAE, called student learning loss a “false construct.”

Sen. Deanna Ballard (R-Watauga), who co-chairs the Senate Education Committee, said, “No organization bears more responsibility for the destruction wrought on our children than the far-left NCAE. Some kids may never recover. Yet this anti-student, anti-science political operation refuses to even acknowledge that hundreds of thousands of children have suffered learning loss over the past year. It’s despicable, disturbing, and, more than anything, heartbreaking.”

Just last week, more data was released showing “the majority of third-grade students who took the beginning-of-grade reading exam scored at the lowest level and three quarters aren’t proficient in reading.”

The head of the far-left NCAE’s tweets didn’t stop with denying the reality of learning loss.

She also questioned the decades of evidence and studies showing some students, particularly those from difficult homes, lose ground during the summer. She wrote, “I don’t know if I actually believe in ‘summer slide.’”



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