More Parents Considering Homeschooling in the Fall


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 conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with Crispy Green, 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%) 

Source:SWNS Digital

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