By the time Auckland senior students return to school on Tuesday, they will have spent the equivalent of an entire school term away from the classroom, Stuff reports. With other Auckland pupils still away from school, there are fears that Covid is creating an educational divide, especially in south Auckland. Called the ‘lost generation’, this is a cohort of students who have missed out on chunks of in-class schooling for two years; a disadvantage that has blown out through this latest lockdown. Principals and educators are mixed in their response, and some are calling for some NCEA exams to be scrapped or postponed.