Back to School? Poll Shows Parents Are Apprehensive.

Just 46% of Americans say they would like to see schools reopen before the development of a coronavirus vaccine.

The figure comes from a USA Today/Ipsos poll released last week. That survey found little difference between the general population and parents of school-aged children.

The poll reveals that under-enrollment is a near certainty. Over half of parents say they would seriously consider switching to at-home learning if schools resume in the fall. 68% of parents say their child would have trouble following social distancing rules.

There was some good news in this survey as far as the digital divide is concerned. 94% of parents with a child using distance learning said they have reliable internet. 86% said they have sufficient software. And 73% feel their school district is heading in the right direction.