A growing share of parents—48% this week, up from 44% last week and 41% in early August—say their children’s schooling will be conducted fully online this fall, according to NBC News and SurveyMonkey’s latest weekly tracking poll. One quarter (25%) say their children will have a mixture of online and in-person school, while 17% say their children will be going to school fully in-person.
As schools across the country begin to reopen, one in 10 parents say they still don’t know whether their children will be returning to school in-person, virtually, or in some hybrid format.
Fewer than one in five parents (18%) would give the quality of education their children will be receiving as a result of the coronavirus a letter grade of A. One quarter of parents (25%) would give their children’s education a letter grade of B, but a plurality (34%) would give it a passing grade of C, 13% would give it a grade of D, and just 9% would give it a failing grade of F.
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