Working Professionals plan on sending their kids to school in-person this fall

Less than 1/3 of surveyed working parents plan on sending their kids to school in-person this Fall

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  1. Has your company accommodated the new needs for homeschooling and summer needs?
  2. Will you be sending your child to school in-person this Fall?
  3. Are you concerned your performance is being inequitably compared to your colleagues?

Parents Sending Kids To School In-Person This Fall

Key Findings as of 7/17 (~1,053 Parent Responses): 

  • 56% of working parents have not had their company accommodate for the new needs for homeschooling and summer needs.
    • 64% of Microsoft parents have had accommodations for the new needs for homeschooling and summer needs.
      • Contrasted by only 24% of Amazon working parents
    • Only 31% of surveyed working parents plan on sending their child to school in-person this Fall
      • 37% of working parents at Microsoft answered “yes” to sending their child to school in-person this Fall
        • Contrasted by only 13% of the Intuit working parents at Microsoft who answered “yes”
      • In early April, Blind asked question 3 to users and 6% of surveyed professionals were concerned their performance is being inequitably compared to their colleagues
        • This jumped to 62% this week, contrasted by only 31% of “childfree” professionals that are concerned their performance is being inequitably compared to their colleagues
          • 60% of Microsoft’s working parents are concerned their performance is being inequitably compared to their colleagues
            • Contrasted by only 27% of Microsoft’s “childfree” professionals being concerned their performance is being inequitably compared to their colleagues.

Additionally, the platform has  a working parent channel where parents are sharing their gratitude, frustrations, and unfiltered truths about what it's like to have a career and a child during a pandemic. One working parent at Western Digital asked, “Is private schools online education worth the tuition?”.

Access a more detailed report here.

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