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Almost half of parents uncomfortable with in-person schooling

August 19, 2020

A new series of surveys of almost 40,000 parents reports that nearly half of respondents say they are uncomfortable sending their children back to school for in-person learning this fall. When asked “Do you feel comfortable sending your child to school for in-person learning?” 43 percent of parents responded “No” while only 36 percent responded “Yes.”

While 21 percent of parents responded that they were “mostly” comfortable with their child returning to school, further analysis of this subgroup revealed that the majority still did not favor entirely in-person learning with 59 percent preferring a mix of remote and in-person learning, 5 percent preferring fully remote learning, and only 37 percent expressing a preference for entirely in-person learning.

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