Poll Shows Parent Disatisfaction With Distance Learning

A new survey of public and private school parents in California reveals widespread frustration with distance learning. The poll, released Thursday, was commissioned by EdSource and conducted by FM3 Research.

834 registered voters, including 200 parents or guardians, were questioned from Aug. 29 to Sept. 7. A clear majority of 75% said live instruction was superior to distance learning. Most said distance learning is “not too effective” or “not at all effective.” Only 7% rated it as “very effective.”

Over 70% are concerned about the loss of knowledge and skills. Even more say they are concerned about the impact on students with special needs.

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