How did parent mindsets and priorities for their child’s education change as a result of the pandemic?
To answer this question and understand implications for the future of K-12 education, Tyton Partners – supported by the Walton Family Foundation and Stand Together Trust – surveyed more than 3,000 K-12 parents and gathered feedback from more than 150 K-12 school operators that serve children and families directly.
With more exposure to their children’s education and learning, parent perspectives changed dramatically. Fifty-two percent now prefer to direct and curate their child’s education rather than rely on their local school system and 79% of parents believe learning can and should happen everywhere as opposed to in school alone.
But parents still face many barriers to accessing an educational experience that puts parents and students in the driver’s seat.
Choose to Learn: Connecting In- and Out-of-School learning in a Post-Pandemic World reveals new insights and includes recommendations to policymakers and advocates on how to better meet student and family needs.