Millennial Viewpoints on Education
As the oldest edge of the millennial generation—those born between 1981 and 1996—enter their mid-thirties, many millennials now have children who are public school students.
The Walton Family Foundation and Echelon Insights wanted to better understand what these millennial parents think about today’s public schools, what expectations they have for how schools educate their children and what should be done if schools do not equip students with the skills needed for success.
The new report Millennial Parents and Education details how millennial parents across the country feel their schools are performing and what they think schools should be doing to provide students with critical academic and life skills. We sought parents’ opinions on ways to measure school and student performance. And we learned their views on how schools should be held accountable.
Millennial parents have high expectations for schools and want them to provide kids with core academic skills – and more. They view schools and teachers as being their partner in the work of raising their children to be self-sufficient, independent, confident young adults.
And when a school isn’t living up to expectations, millennial parents are open to making changes within a school or giving those children a chance to get that quality education elsewhere.
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