Pandemic & Education
Small Majority of Parents Say: Open Up Our School Campuses!
- By Dian Schaffhauser
slight majority of parents want schools to reopen this fall for
in-person learning, and conservatives especially want that to happen.
Fifty-five percent of people nationwide told WalletHub
schools needed to open their campuses. A third of respondents (32
percent) said it wasn't possible for them to work from home. But the
main reason why parents said it was important for schools to reopen
was, according to four in five respondents, for "kids'
development"; just 10 percent said it was so parents could go
back to work.
survey asked 1,200 parents a set of questions between July 21 and 28,
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of parents said the biggest reason not to reopen schools had to do
with "public health" concerns.
from parents were divided among political affiliation. While
two-thirds of conservative parents agreed with the current
administration that schools should re-open, less than half of liberal
parents concurred. And between the sexes, 31 percent more fathers
than mothers want school campuses open for in-person learning.
complete details on survey results are available on
the WalletHub website.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @schaffhauser.