Children are finally returning to in-person schooling after a year of virtual school, and it sounds like many parents don’t think they are prepared at all.
A new survey finds:
- The average parent thinks their child has fallen back two whole grade levels since the beginning of lockdowns.
- In fact, half of parents think their kids need to retake their last grade in the fall.
- The subjects parents think kids suffered the biggest setbacks include:
- History (41%)
- Science (40%)
- Mathematics (38%)
- Spelling (36%)
- Grammar (35%)
- Reading (32%)
- Technology (21%)
- Arts (8%)
- And it’s not just their children’s regression that parents are worried about.
- Two in three parents are concerned the last year has made their kids hate learning.
- 63% say they’ve noticed a lack of engagement in schoolwork.
- But parents aren’t about to let their kids slide, and plan to use the summer to get them ready to return to school.
- 67% plan to sign their kids up for enrichment programs.
- Half say they’ll use the summer to get their kids prepared for school in the fall.
- The average parent plans to dedicate two hours a day to go over key things their kids will need for school.