Children’s Defense Fund – Ohio Survey Shows Parents are Confident in Teachers, Despite Lawmaker Efforts to Control Content in the Classroom
A 71-question survey conducted by Baldwin Wallace University for the The Children’s Defense Fund – Ohio—an organization that advocates for high-quality, stable education and policies to lift kids out of poverty and protect kids from abuse and neglect—shows that Ohio parents overwhelmingly trust their children’s teachers, despite lawmakers trying to enact stricter controls over content in the classroom.
Some of those stricter controls include the introduction of bills by lawmakers that would ban the teaching of “divisive concepts” around racism, sexism, critical race theory, and sexual orientation and gender, and requiring teachers to post curricula and instructional materials online for each classroom course by July 1, so parents can review the materials.
Contrary to what these lawmakers believe, Ohio parents already feel as though their teachers are on the right track with what is being taught in the classroom. In short, parents trust teachers to do their jobs.
Read the article from Cleveland.com to learn more about the survey and how Ohio parents feel about how their children are being taught as the 2021-2022 school year kicks off.
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