State of education post-COVID-19: What do American parents think?

The coronavirus has pushed schooling on to remote platforms. But this short-term arrangement may result in several long-term changes as technology takes precedence over the traditional ways of education. This report delves into the thoughts and perceptions of parents around these future possibilities. Schools, as well as education start-ups, can leverage this data in their decision making. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly disrupted ‘normal’ schooling. With remote learning having become the current reality, the education system may be in for a major overhaul, even after the virus is long gone. The integration of technology in the otherwise traditional method of schooling may be further accelerated as newer, safer, and better alternatives slowly emerge.

How keen are American parents to embrace this changing reality? Piplsay polled 21,163 parents nationwide to get the details. Here’s a summary of what we found:


  • More men (52%) say remote learning has changed their perception of homeschooling as compared to women (43%)
  • Among those in favor, 57% of Millennials and Gen Xers say they might consider homeschooling their children in the near future
  • Millennials (72%) seem keener about digital integration in education as compared to just 61% of Gen Zers
  • Among those against digital adoption, 31% of men and 22% of women fear it might make education expensive
“Excessive internet exposure, even in education, is not a good idea, let alone the potential dangers of it. Online classes also cannot replace one-to-one connections and interactions that classrooms offer” – Alina
“Virtual learning has several benefits. It will prepare students for the future by inculcating independent learning and self-management skills, besides offering personalized and flexible learning options” – Craig

Survey Methodology: This Piplsay survey (powered by Market Cube) was conducted nationwide in the US from June 13-14, 2020. We received 21,163 online responses from individuals aged 18 years and older.

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