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Education in Latin America: The impact of the lockdown

Social-isolation measures have profoundly disrupted school-based education. Online learning has become the norm for millions of students, but in Latin America especially, the technology gap between the poor and wealthy is vast. To bridge that divide, many countries have implemented programs that include radio and television lessons, among other methods. But differences remain, and the disadvantaged will be hit the hardest, leading to long-term economic effects. The need to innovate, however, may at least bring forward much-needed educational reforms.

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