Survey Shows 91% of Parents Want Multiple School Options for Their Children

August 17, 2021 / Parent Resources

According to a survey conducted by Strive and Qualtrics, many parents want more virtual learning platforms for their children.

Here’s what the results from the survey showed:

Parents feel let down by brick-and-mortar schools

Educational continuity was deeply affected by technical challenges when schools were forced to shift online. Even though school districts tried their very best to make the transition smooth, parents still felt like they expected more.

The survey showed that 64% of parents agree that schools aren’t prepared to shift to online learning under unprecedented circumstances. Furthermore, 89% feel that schools need to be better equipped to shift to virtual learning if there are school closures in the future.

Two out of three parents also believe that their kids will need additional educational support to make up for the learning loss caused by the pandemic.

Overall, it was found that 91% of parents agree that their children need to have multiple school options.

Parents prefer full-time online classes over traditional classes

According to the survey, more than 70% would want a hybrid model for their children going forward. And, one in two parents would want to homeschool their children post-COVID. 

Here are a few changes that parents believe will enhance their children’s online learning experience:

  • 77% feel that improved internet access will help their children
  • 82% agree that online learning can be improved with additional educational resources and well-trained teachers
  • 8 in 10 parents expect better guidance from schools when it comes to online learning
  • 75% believe that their kids would benefit from more technology resources

For detailed survey information, click here.