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CDC: Black, Latino Parents More Concerned About School Reopenings Than Whites


December 14, 2020

A parent completes a form granting permission for random COVID-19 testing for students as he arrives with his daughter at P.S. 134 Henrietta Szold Elementary School, Dec. 7, 2020, in New York. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

Black and Latino parents are more concerned than white parents about schools reopening for in-person learning in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concludes.

The report, issued Thursday, details the racial and ethnic differences in parents' attitudes and concerns about school reopenings, with the notable top-line finding that Black and Latino parents are troubled to a greater degree about various aspects of schools reopening – such as compliance with prevention measures, safety and their child contracting or bringing home COVID-19 – than white parents.

"Families' concerns also highlight the need for flexible education plans and equitable resource provision so that youth education is not compromised," concluded investigators, who analyzed data from three large-scale surveys conducted over the summer.


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