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  • Writer's pictureMario Nicolais

As testing scores tumble, our commitment to Colorado teachers must redouble

Last week the National Center for Education Statistics confirmed what most of us knew intuitively: the COVID pandemic caused a dramatic drop in student test scores. That is why our teachers are more important than ever.

While scores have risen steadily since the 1980s — they can thank my cohort of grade-schoolers for setting the bar so low — the precipitous drop between 2020 and 2022 seems entirely attributable to the chaos created by the COVID pandemic.

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