Key Findings

Finding 1: Most teachers and parents think teaching in person during the pandemic is risky and that teachers themselves should decide whether to hold in-person classes.

Finding 2: Both teachers and parents feel torn over whether in-person classes are worth the risks.

Finding 3: Somewhat more teachers than parents think that students and teachers should be required to get vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to hold in-person classes.

Finding 4: Teachers and parents feel strongly that schools must help teachers support students during the pandemic. Somewhat more teachers than parents favor suspending standardized testing.

Finding 5: Teachers want social and emotional support from their schools as well as help with teaching online. Parents recognize teachers’ need for support.

Finding 6: Most teachers and parents think that communities value teachers more now than before the pandemic, but that the pandemic will make recruiting new teachers to the profession more difficult.