NPR has a new poll out on schools that found “parents across the political spectrum are satisfied with their children’s schools and feel well-informed about controversial topics — in contrast to the messaging of a small minority clamoring for parents’ rights”:

Libs, keep telling yourself it’s a “small minority” and see how that goes in November:

Now, that’s bad from NPR, but it gets way worse. AFT president Randi Weingarten highlighted a different part of the poll that claimed 47% of those surveyed agreed with the statement: “the pandemic has not disrupted my child’s education.”

For starters, 47% isn’t a good number:

And she also left off what came next in the article:

“The 47% ‘is a view at odds with that of most education researchers, who see big disruptions in indicators like test scores, college attendance, and preschool enrollment.’”

Aliscia Andrews, a “Wife, Mother, Marine Veteran,” also pointed out that this “disgusting survey” left out anything on kids with an IEP:

“We know that the people w/ children most impacted by the pandemic were the SpED & those w/ IEPs. The ignorance to say that these children’s education weren’t impacted illustrates the problem w/ groups like the NEA who pat themselves on the back for this👇🏻 disgusting survey.”

And what good is a survey that included people from states that were open?

There are other really, really bad findings from the poll that you have to click through to the actual link from Ipsos to get the details without the NPR spin:

The number of parents who says their kids dislike school is still insanely high. From Ipsos:

  • Fewer now say their child dislikes school more than before COVID compared to last year (71% vs. 61%) In the wake of COVID, 31% of parents report their child has shown symptoms of, or been evaluated for, mental health issues, including anxiety (19%) and depression (12%)

The need for mental health counseling is up:

  • More parents (73%) indicate their child would benefit from mental health counseling now than in February 2021 (68%).

And in reference to the tweet above from Aliscia Andrews, NPR didn’t write up any of the findings regarding kids on an IEP, but Ipsos did poll it. It’s not good:

Parents of students that receive special education services or have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) have not reported the same level of improvement in their child’s educational attainment. The majority report having not received compensatory services.

  • Parents of students that receive special education services or have an IEP are significantly more likely to indicate their child is behind where they should be in math and science, reading and writing, social skills, and mental health.
  • Unlike parents of students not on an IEP, their outlook has not improved since February 2021 across most of these areas.
  • More also say their child has experienced anxiety since the pandemic began than parents of children not on an IEP (29% vs. 18%).
  • For parents of kids on an IEP, 67% say their child has not received compensatory services this school year.



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