A poll by RealClearOpinion shows that at least 40 percent of American families may decide to continue homeschooling their children, even after the coronavirus pandemic comes to an end, as reported by Breitbart.
In response to the question of whether or not parents are likely to enroll their children “in a homeschool, neighborhood school co-op, or virtual school once the lockdown ends,” 40.8 percent of respondents said yes while 31.1 percent said no. Interestingly, the poll found that slightly more Democrats than Republicans were likely to do so, at 45.7 and 42.3 percent, respectively.
Along racial lines, the poll found that among those who said yes, 53.8 percent were Asian, 50.4 percent were black, 38.2 percent were Hispanic, and 36.3 percent were white.
Although homeschooling was already a pre-existing, though uncommon, practice in America, it immediately became one of the default options for many parents when their children’s schools were forced to shut down. Some have continued to “attend” classes with their regular teachers via Zoom and other online chat features, while others have turned to homeschooling by their parents.