Poll: Majority of teachers worried that school districts will reopen too quickly
September 17, 2020
A majority of U.S. teachers are worried that state officials will move too quickly to reopen schools for in-person learning in the weeks ahead, possibly putting them and students in danger amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a poll released Tuesday.
Sixty-four percent of K-12 teachers polled by Hart Research for the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) said they worried "that our school district will move too quickly to fully reopen schools, risking the safety of students, families, and teachers."
Just 19 percent said they worried schools would reopen classrooms too slowly. More than half, 56 percent, said that in their opinion schools should continue with remote learning for an additional period of time, while 30 percent supported a hybrid model of in-person and remote learning and just 14 percent wanted schools to reopen completely.