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Some days ago, the National Bureau of Economic Research published an article on the long term impacts of public and universal pre-school education programs on the lives of children. The study took place in Boston, in the United States of America, but holds particular relevance to the Portuguese context as it analyses a model that is very similar to the situation in Portugal. Nevertheless, just what types of impact are we referring to?
The closure of schools and the consequent interruption of in-person classes in 2020 and 2021 shall cause negative effects on the lives of students. Recent studies suggest this impact may even have repercussions for future generations – thus, the children of today’s students. But what are the actual effects in practice? And just what might be awaiting future generations?