New poll: Teachers do not feel prepared for virtual learning

By: | October 13, 2020

As students across the country returned to school this fall, many questions hung in the air. Would school be able to open for in-person instruction? Would schools starting the year with virtual learning meet with more success than they did back in the spring? Would anarchic or substandard return-to-school plans change parent attitudes about public schools and parents’ openness to outside schooling options? How will teachers be affected?

We have a glimpse at the answer to the first question. Some schools have been able to open in-person, while others have either remained virtual or pursued some kind of hybrid plan. As to the second, it will be some time before we know how well or how poorly it has gone. If past is prologue, we should prepare ourselves for disappointment.

But as far as parent and teacher opinion, we have some more concrete answers.

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