Where did it all go so wrong? Post-pandemic education and the real cost of lockdown.

The UK government's attempts to develop a catch-up strategy to support the snowballing learning gap caused by COVID-19 lockdowns is woefully inadequate. It was bad enough when they were willing to throw money at big tutoring firms who were pocketing a heavy commission whilst their tutors earned the bare minimum. Now, it seems, they are at each other's throats over the cost of an education recovery, squabbling over an extra half an hour, shorter school holidays and yet more tuition.