The full extent of the damage that’s been done to an entire generation may not be known for many years, but in the immediate aftermath of closures and shutdowns ostensibly to keep kids “safe” it’s now becoming clear to even those who didn’t predict what would happen:

From the story:

In a survey of 362 school counselors nationwide by The New York Times in April, the counselors — licensed educators who teach these skills — described many students as frozen, socially and emotionally, at the age they were when the pandemic started.

“Something that we continuously come back to is that our ninth graders were sixth graders the last time they had a normative, uninterrupted school year,” said Jennifer Fine, a high school counselor in Chicago. “Developmentally, our students have skipped over crucial years of social and emotional development.”

Nearly all the counselors, 94 percent, said their students were showing more signs of anxiety and depression than before the pandemic. Eighty-eight percent said students were having more trouble regulating their emotions. And almost three-quarters said they were having more difficulty solving conflicts with friends.

Color us SHOCKED… but not really.

Way to go, Democrats and teachers unions!

Who saw it coming? Anybody who chose to acknowledge what would be the obvious negative effects of closures, shutdowns and lockdowns.

All for political reasons — and who will be held accountable?

What they did to kids during the pandemic was unforgivable.

Exactly! But they said it was “science,” or something.

They knew what they were doing, and it had nothing to do with “safety” or even health.

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