Line graph. Percentage of parents of students in kindergarten through twelfth grade who say they are completely or somewhat satisfied with the quality of education their oldest child is receiving since 1999. Currently, 73% of K to 12 parents are completely or somewhat satisfied. It was 72% in 2020 and 82% in 2019.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As U.S. children head back to classrooms amid another COVID-19 surge, 73% of parents of school-aged children say they are satisfied with the quality of education their oldest child is receiving. Twenty-eight percent of parents are "completely" and 45% "somewhat" satisfied, which is essentially unchanged from one year ago when satisfaction fell after the pandemic forced schools to close to in-person instruction.
Gallup has tracked parents' satisfaction with the education received by their students in kindergarten through high school annually since 1999 when a record-high 83% were generally positive. Since then, satisfaction has averaged 76% , with a recent high reading of 82% in 2019. The latest 73% satisfaction, from an Aug. 2-17 poll, is at the low end of the historical range and comes as the highly transmissible delta variant is causing a surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the U.S. Unvaccinated Americans, including all children under the age of 12, are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19.
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