UPDATED 3:40 PM PT – Thursday, March 11, 2021
A recent poll showed the majority of parents across the U.S. want their kids back in school. The Gallup survey released on Thursday showed 79 percent of parents of K-12 grade students supported in-person learning.
The poll also broke down the numbers according to party affiliation as 94 percent of Republican parents favored in-person learning compared to 62 percent of Democrat parents.
As a mother of 5, I understand how important it is to reopen schools.
This should not be a Republican or Democrat issue.
This should be about our children’s future.
I will not stop fighting in the California Senate until EVERY child is back at their desk learning in-person!
— Senator Melissa Melendez (@senatormelendez) March 11, 2021
This came as a growing number of parents have pushed for a return to classroom learning, citing concerns over their children’s academic progress, psychological health and social development.