A new NEA and PTA report of qualitative and quantitative research among American public school students shows that this generation of young people has proven remarkably resilient in the face of pandemic. Most describe themselves as doing “OK” and believe they are getting a good education. These views should not diminish the very real—and often severe—struggles of many of the students we talked to, particularly among students of color.
This report is based on rare public opinion research among 13 to 18 year old public school students. In addition to a robust base sample, this research included oversamples of African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian-Pacific Islander and rural students as well as focus groups among suburban, urban, rural and students of color.
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The full report can be found HERE.
A slide deck on the findings can be found HERE.