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Did the Recession hurt test scores? A new study says, yes. By a lot.

from Education Week

Those dramatic budget cuts during the Great Recession that sent waves of layoffs throughout the country significantly hurt academic outcomes for low-income and black children, a new study published by the American Educational Research Association says. Politicians and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos have repeatedly claimed that more money alone can't ultimately impact academic outcomes, despite growing evidence that it can. The study shows that districts with the most severe budget cuts during the recession that lasted between 2007 and 2010 also had the worst testing outcomes. more


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