The new school year will be upon us pretty soon, and a lot of parents are having mixed feelings about whether or not to send their kids back to the classrooms. In fact, a lot of them don’t want to do it at all.
A new survey finds:
- A quarter of parents say if opening schools were up to them they would be against allowing children to go back in the fall.
- 43% of parents are seriously considering homeschooling their kids this year.
- Another 80% have thought about the option of homeschooling.
Understandably, parents have some major concerns about kids going back to school in the age of the coronavirus.
- 82% are more worried about sending their kids back than ever before.
- Among their biggest schooling concerns for their kids:
- Staying healthy (66%)
- Making sure kids wash their hands properly (61%)
- Ensuring kids maintain social distance while at school (59%)
- Participating in social activities (42%)
- Getting an adequate education/paying attention despite everything going on (37%)
As for the things that would make parents to feel better about sending their kids to school, they include:
- COVID-19 testing on-premises (55%)
- Temperature checks (55%)
- Smaller classrooms (maintaining social distancing) (54%)
- Ample amounts of hand sanitizer (50%)
- More digital textbooks (39%)