Both the University of Southern California and the EdWeek Research Center asked parents and teachers how satisfied they are with their schools’ distance learning offerings and communications—their concerns, too. They asked; Gabrielle Wanneh reported; I’m sharing…
USC’s “Understanding Coronavirus in America Study” polled 1,452 households with school-age kids and found that:
- 78% of parents are satisfied with communications from their school.
- 87% have children participating school-provided educational activities.
- About 25% worry their children will be ill-prepared for school come September; 37% of Latino parents are “significantly” concerned.
Also of note from the USC study:
- 14% of households with a high school senior said their son/daughter has changed their post-secondary plans.
- 43% of employed women said they’re responsible for child care vs. 7% of employed men.
- 66% of low-income households—making less than $25,000/year—have computers or Internet access for remote learning vs. 91% of those with incomes between $75,000 and $149,000.
Meanwhile, this from the EdWeek Research Center poll of 1,720 educators:
- More than 98% said they’re interacting with most of their students.
- Most are “worried” or “very worried” students may fall behind in several subjects.
- More than 50% are “very concerned” about math.
And that begs the question: How about you?
With thanks, hopes, and well wishes, too ~ Carol