This month has undoubtedly been an indecisive month for parents as the Government decided to reopen physical schools for all ages. However, the HC overturned this decision 48 hours before the schools reopened and gave out additional orders for school management to adhere to.
A new survey recently done by LEAD, an edtech company, showed a completely different picture about the parent's views on school reopening. This survey clearly showed that 70% of parents are willing to send their child to the school, out of which 59% of parents admitted the reducing quality of education through online mode as a reason to send their children to school.
This survey was done among 10,500 parents in metros and non-metros whose children study from classes 1-10. Many parents have realized that their child is missing out on a complete school experience. In the same survey, 22 percent of parents were keen on teachers and staff is completely vaccinated. In comparison, 55 percent of parents wanted social distancing to be a top priority at the school, and 54 percent of parents emphasized the need for physical activity and sports.
More than 40% of parents in both metros and non-metros described the need to eliminate the challenges they have to face daily for 3-4 online classes and, at times, are not happy with the quality of education through online learning. Also, a good 63% of parents feel that their child's engagement hasn't been effective on a virtual platform and that a school environment would improve their social skills.