How Teens Really Feel About Going Back To School In The Fall


Parents, teachers and the government have strong opinions when it comes to opening up schools in the fall, but how do students feel about it? While no kid ever reallywantsto return to school after the summer, this year there’s even more hesitation, and a new poll by Junior Achievement reveals what’s going on in teens’ minds.

The survey of teens between 13 and 17 finds:

  • 66% of teens are concerned about returning to classrooms in the fall.
  • 39% are “extremely” or “very” worried about it.
  • What’s more, 71% of teens say their parents are concerned as well.
  • Interestingly, the top concern of teens is the quality of their education (49%), with concerns that it will suffer because of the pandemic
  • Similarly, 47% are worried they or a family member will get sick because of the coronavirus.
  • 28% are worried they won’t be able to fulfill their dreams because of the current conditions.
  • Even with all that, 26% of teens would rather have in-person school five days a week in the fall.
  • 36% would rather go to classes a couple of days a week, and have the rest of their schooling online.
  • 30% want complete online learning in the fall. 

Source:Junior Achievement