The Associated Press reports:
Virtual instruction. Mandated masks. Physical distancing. The start of school will look very different this year because of the coronavirus — and that’s OK with the vast majority of Americans.
Only about 1 in 10 Americans think daycare centers, preschools or K-12 schools should open this fall without restrictions, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs.
Most think mask requirements and other safety measures are necessary to restart in-person instruction, and roughly 3 in 10 say that teaching kids in classrooms shouldn’t happen at all.
Only 36% of Americans approve of President Trump’s handling of education issues. But a stark partisan divide in opinion about reopening suggests many Republicans are taking cues from the president, who has pushed for schools to reopen. pic.twitter.com/6Menaltc0G
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 22, 2020