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Poll: 79% of parents support in-person school

STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT - MARCH 10: Students arrive for the first day of in-person learning for five days per week at Stark Elementary School on March 10, 2021 in Stamford, Connecticut. Stamford Public Schools, like many school districts nationwide, are returning to full time in-school learning as pandemic restrictions begin to ease. The district had been operating on a hybrid model for most of the school year. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT – MARCH 10: Students arrive for the first day of in-person learning for five days per week at Stark Elementary School on March 10, 2021 in Stamford, Connecticut. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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A recent poll showed the majority of parents across the U.S. want their kids back in school. The Gallup survey released on Thursday showed 79 percent of parents of K-12 grade students supported in-person learning.

BARTLETT, ILLINOIS - MAY 01: Seven-year-old Hamza Haqqani, a 2nd grade student at Al-Huda Academy, uses a computer to participate in an E-learning class with his teacher and classmates while at his home on May 01, 2020 in Bartlett, Illinois. Al-Huda Academy, an Islam based private school that teaches pre-school through the 6th grade students, has had to adopt an E-learning program to finish the school year after all schools in the state were forced to cancel classes in an attempt to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

BARTLETT, ILLINOIS – MAY 01: Seven-year-old Hamza Haqqani, a 2nd grade student at Al-Huda Academy, uses a computer to participate in an E-learning class with his teacher and classmates while at his home on May 01, 2020 in Bartlett, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

 

The poll also broke down the numbers according to party affiliation as 94 percent of Republican parents favored in-person learning compared to 62 percent of Democrat parents.

This came as a growing number of parents have pushed for a return to classroom learning, citing concerns over their children’s academic progress, psychological health and social development.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 29: Elementary school students are welcomed back to P.S. 188 as the city's public schools open for in-person learning on September 29, 2020 in New York City. Middle and high schoolers will start on Oct. 1 while Pre-K students and students with disabilities could return to school starting on Sept. 21. On Sunday, the executive board of the union representing more than 6,400 of New York City's school leaders passed a unanimous vote of no confidence against Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza for what they called a failure to lead New York City through the safe and successful reopening of its schools. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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