Poll suggests coronavirus shutdown has made 40% of families more likely to homeschool

Poll suggests coronavirus shutdown has made 40% of families more likely to homeschool

[Ed – If the political agenda pushed in the schools hasn’t already done it, maybe the virus shutdown will.  I don’t think this is only about parents seeing how school shutdowns can affect their own schedules.  I think it has to do with seeing first-hand, through the distance-learning adopted in most places to finish the school year, WHAT their children are being taught every day.  And that’s not just about politics; it’s about quality of education across the board.]

new poll from RealClear Opinion Research has news that our nation’s powerful teachers unions likely are not going to appreciate.

More than 40% of families are say they’re now more likely to take up homeschooling or virtual schooling once schools open again. And nearly two-thirds of Americans now say they support school choice that would allow tax money for their children’s education to be spent to send their students to the public or private school of their choice.

President of the American Federation of Children John Schilling said in a statement on the organization’s website that policymakers should be paying attention to what’s going on with education during the COVID-19 crisis.

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