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On Tuesday, August 11th, the personal-financial website WalletHub released results from a survey asking parents to share their feelings regarding school re-opening this fall.

Far below the average for the Lubbock area, it appears that the majority of parents in the United States feel safe sending their children back to school for in-person learning.

Fifty-five percent of parents surveyed say that they want in-person learning when school re-opens.

"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," said John S Kiernan, managing editor at WalletHub.

Below are key stats from the survey:

  • Some parents can’t stay home. 32 percent of parents are not able to work remotely.

  • Mixed feelings on teacher compensation. Almost 1 in 4 parents think that teachers who work remotely should either get paid less, work longer hours or give up vacation days.

  • Fathers want schools to open more. 31 percent more fathers than mothers want schools to reopen for in-person learning.

  • Politics impact reopening opinions. Two-thirds of conservative parents favor schools reopening, versus less than half of liberal parents.



Source: WalletHub

To read the survey and methodology used along with commentary from a panel of experts and a description of our methodology, click here.