*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on StudyFinds.
While some government officials see remote learning as the future of schooling, many parents aren’t buying it. In fact, the average parent estimates their child has regressed two whole grade levels during the coronavirus pandemic. Half of American parents even think all children should retake their grade from 2020 this fall because of COVID.
The new survey of 2,000 American parents with children between eight and 13 examined the increasing education gaps kids are facing as people begin to think of a permanent return to in-person education this year. Two in three parents are terrified their kids now hate learning because they’re so frustrated with remote classwork. Another 63 percent say they’ve noticed decreased engagement in their child’s schoolwork.
Already tricky STEM subjects like Math and Science that had students on the ropes pre-pandemic now have seven in ten parents noting these topics are particularly challenging at home. OnePoll conducted the research on behalf of BYJU’S Future School, with researchers finding that parents are struggling alongside their children.