Nieman Labs highlights the results of new research about how parents learn what’s going on in their kids’ schools. It’s not surprising that the views of minority parents differ from those of white parents. Nor is it a shock that the pandemic has had a major impact on all concerned.
But it’s interesting that white parents say they have more ways of getting trusted information than do minority parents. Informal networks (think Facebook, NextDoor, or parent-run affinity or booster groups) and direct contact with teachers and administrators seem to pay off better for whites than for nonwhites. It’s also noteworthy that, while some concerns are universal, nonwhite parents worry more than whites about issues such as nutrition and access to meals.
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