Not everyone agrees. Some parents who saw their kids struggle while trying to learn remotely believe “learning loss” fits — because it captures the urgency they now feel to make up for what was lost.
“It would mean so much for parents if somebody would acknowledge it. ‘You know, we have learning loss,’ ” says Sheila Walker, a parent in Northern California. “Like our board, they don’t even use those words. We know we have learning loss, so how are we going to address it?”