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He said the state must find a way to address the unequal education and learning opportunities that otherwise will hinder children’s development.
The results were released amid increasing pressure to move to even more remote learning, as the number of positive COVID-19 tests and hospitalizations has increased in recent weeks.
The survey also found a great disparity in how the shift to remote learning has affected families’ economic security.
Among low-income people of color, 25% said they have changed job hours to help children with schoolwork compared with 18% overall, and 22% report taking time off or leaving a job to stay home with children compared with 14% overall.
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Low-income parents and parents of remote learners also are less likely to supplement their child’s education with sources outside public school options, according to the poll.
“Parents are clearly asking for more from their schools. Public education is neither free nor constitutionally adequate if New Jersey parents don’t have equitable access to the technology, internet service, food and extra support programs necessary for their students to be successful,” said Kyle Rosenkrans, executive director of the foundation.
Low-income parents (56%) and parents of color also are less likely to report having the option of hybrid learning compared with their white (76%) or more affluent peers (73%), the poll found.