According to a survey released early this week by Education. com, 80 percent of parents are spending more time helping their kids with homework than their parents spent with them and 70 percent of teachers expect them to, well, at least sometimes.
It would seem, therefore, that parents are rising to the occasion and being more actively involved in their child’s education.
But we’re just getting started. The survey also discovered these tidbits:
- Over three quarters of parents (77 percent) rated the quality of education their child is receiving at their school as good, very good or excellent; but nearly one half (45.5 percent) believe the quality of education at schools nationwide is only satisfactory, fair or poor.
- Teachers have a more positive outlook on U.S. education. Almost nine in 10 (85 percent) rated the quality of education at the school where they teach as good or better, and a hefty majority (66 percent) believe the quality of education nationwide to be good, very good or excellent.
- Parents remain mixed on the Common Core State Standards and how it will affect their child’s education: 25 percent believe negatively or very negatively; 35 percent believe positively or very positively; and 40 percent are on the fence.
- While some parents may be coming around to the Common Core, many teachers still lack the support needed to properly implement the new standards. Over a quarter of teachers (26 percent) said they are receiving no guidance from their school or school district on how to implement Common Core in the classroom.
Oh, my! was my reaction.