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Survey: Low-income families struggle more with remote ed


December 4, 2020

Dive Brief:

• Though 77% of parents in New Jersey feel their child's school is handling the coronavirus situation well, only 42% consider remote learning a success, according to a survey conducted by JerseyCAN and the New Jersey Children's Foundation. Of those responding, 66% said remote learning is better this fall than in the spring, but the study indicates low-income Black and Latinx students are struggling more than their White peers.

• Parents of color are more likely to say their students are learning in a fully remote environment, which equates to 70% of Black, 61% of Latinx and 72% of low-income students who are fully remote compared to 52% of students statewide. Low-income parents and parents of color are also more concerned about their child contracting the virus (88%, compared to 52% of higher-income parents who report being very concerned).

• When it comes to additional support, 54% of low-income Black parents and 56% of Latinx low-income parents say their child will need it to have a successful school year, compared to 45% of higher-income parents. Of parents who made more than $50,000 a year, 24% relied on online learning tools to help teach their child, compared to 14% of those making less than $50,000 a year. Internet access is also a significant concern for 64% of low-income families and 75% of low-income Black parents.


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