(UNDATED) – Whether or not officials should open schools for in-person learning this fall is a hotly-debated topic.
It’s undeniable that schools form an essential part of the economy. In addition to educating children and boosting their future economic opportunities, they also keep kids out of the home during the day, which allows parents to go to work and not have to pay for daycare.
If schooling is held remotely, many parents worry about their child’s supervision, along with other concerns like providing meals during the day.
In light of these concerns, WalletHub conducted a nationally representative survey that found 55 percent of parents in the U.S. want schools to meet in person this fall.
WalletHub’s survey examined Americans’ reasons for wanting schools to meet in person or continue remote learning, as well as their thoughts on teachers who conduct remote classes.
This report reflects the results of a nationally representative online survey of over 1,200 parents. After officials collected all responses, they normalized the data by age, gender, and income so the sample would reflect U.S. demographics.