Latin America’s educational drama foreshadows more crisis and inequality for the future

"We are facing the greatest education crisis in history," said Luis Benveniste, director of human development research in Latin America at the World Bank, quoted by the Wall Street Journal.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Overall, Latin America is the region that imposed the longest school closures in the world, according to UNICEF, with a slow and in some cases non-existent resumption of in-person classes, which has a virtually incalculable long-term impact on children affected in their education, confinement and lack of socialization.

"School decisions in the event of a pandemic must balance the risks of reopening and of keeping schools closed," World Bank Global Director of Education Jaime Saavedra said Monday.

However, most countries on the continent opened shopping malls, indoor restaurants and businesses of all kinds . . .

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