In a matter of a few days, parents all over the globe went from sending their child to school every day, to educating their child at home online. Teachers are still teaching and on the heels of teacher appreciation week, thank you, teachers! Your world has also been turned upside-down, and I know you are working extra hard to make sure your students succeed this semester.
Parents, who are not educators, this is probably the toughest semester you’ve ever had with your child. As the school year comes to an end, you may be tempted to throw in the towel, stop logging on, and stop helping your child with an assignment you may not even understand yourself.
You’re not alone. A poll conducted by EdChoice.com found that most parents have several concerns about their child’s education right now. While they may not be crazy about homeschooling, 66% are worried about their child being exposed to the coronavirus while in school. 68% are worried their child is missing out on instruction time. And not surprisingly, 75% of parents said their home and family routine has been disrupted.
On the other hand, it seems some not all parents are hating the homeschool life with 52% of parents reporting they now have a more favorable view of homeschooling.