A new survey found that more than half of parents fear their children have fallen behind due to distance learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the poll - which was released by USA Today and Ipsos last week - 55% of parents "believe that online learning has caused their children to fall behind in s at school . " C ' is up from May 2020, when 46% of parents felt the same.
However, many parents believe that their childrents will be able to make up for lost progress, according to the survey. Ipsos found that 67% of parents said their children "could eventually catch up," while 22% said their children would not.
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Some parents who are particularly worried about their children being late have even retained their one year old children . Parents and guardians who recently spoke with Fox News said their children were struggling to follow virtual learning.
To help, these parents transferred their children to private and charter schools, which met in person or had a more convenient virtual program.
Previous studies have confirmed some parents' fears regarding virtual learning challenges.
A McKinsey & Company's December report estimated that students were on average three months behind in math and a month and a half in reading in 2020. Meanwhile, a a study from Stanford University found that students in some states lost up to one year in lecture and over one year in math during l 'school year 2019-2020.
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More than half of parents think that distance learning has caused their children to fall behind in school, according to a new survey. (iStock)
According to the Ipso survey , 40% of parents said academic progress was the biggest difficulty for their child, while 40% said the lack of extracurricular activities was the biggest problem.us big problem for their child.
Other parents said their child's biggest challenges were not being physically active (38%), making and maintaining friendships (37% ), mental health (28%) and physical health (19%).
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The survey also found that fewer parents believe their school district prepared their children for distance learning during the pandemic. Last year 65% of parents thought their school district prepared their children for distance learning, but this year only 50% of parents think the same.
In addition, 60% ofents also reported feeling that teachers struggled to support their children during distance learning.
Ap global The proportion of teachers in the general public has fallen to 65%, from 76% in 2018, according to the survey.
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The survey also found that although parents fear their children may be exposed to COVID-19, 70% of parents with children under the age of 18 living at home support the return to class in person every day.
About two-thirds of parents also support states implementing mask mandates for teachers and students and about 56% also support vaccine requirements for teachers.