COVID-19

Poll: Coronavirus break hurts kids, but don’t order more school

Michigan parents are worried about educational losses, but not enough to extend the school year.

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.

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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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