– Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement in response to Pennsylvania System of School Assessments being released for the 2020-21 school year:
“After a multi-month delay, our worst concerns have been proven true. Pennsylvania students at all levels are struggling to recover from the many disruptions to their education and the proof is in the scores finally released today.
“The department ’urges caution in interpreting results given the unique learning conditions over the past few years.’
“I could not disagree more. We should be worried because these tests confirm what we have seen with our children over the last two years. No parent should have to wait a year to find out if their student is struggling in school.
“The proof is clear. The learning loss our children have experienced, by no fault of their own, is immense and very real. The pressure is now on teachers, administrators, parents and other school leaders to work together with policymakers to solve this crisis and to close the gaps. We owe it to our children.”