Poll: Coronavirus break hurts kids, but don’t order more school
It’s been nearly two months since schools in Michigan shut down to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and parents are worried their kids’ education is slipping.
According to a poll conducted by Bridge Magazine and Public Sector Consultants, nearly two-thirds of parents are concerned about the negative impact of the closure on their children’s education.
But summer school is a non-starter for many of those same parents. Just 34% of parents say they would prefer summer classes or a longer school year as a means to mitigate educational deficiencies.
The poll also shows parents overwhelmingly agree with the decision to close the schools, but that remote learning efforts are not consistent across the state.
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