McKinsey have recently carried out a survey to try and assess how the remote learning experience has been in eight countries. While for many parents and students alike this has been the norm for nearly a year, though with an end in sight for most countries, however, when teachers were asked to rate the experience between March and June 2020 they scored it an average five out of ten. Curiously the scores were the worst grades from teachers in the US and Japan. In both countries “nearly 60% rated the effectiveness of remote learning at between one and three out of ten”. Over time this did improve slightly, but the sad fact, repeated often in articles and reflected in our posts, is that “While legitimate public health concerns led to school closures, our research suggests that students have paid a heavy price in lost learning”. The effect of this has taken its toll on children’s mental health. What has also become clear is that “the pandemic has exacerbated educational inequalities”, with private schools being more effective as students are better equipped than state schools. IN terms of lost learning the UK, Canada and the US had the worst results, due to a longer period of school closures. Remedial actions are needed now.