Maryland Voters Concerned About Learning Loss During the Pandemic

March 9, 2021

Members of the Maryland General Assembly will use this legislative session to address the impact of COVID-19 on public schools and Maryland’s children.  New polling commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) and Strong Future Maryland  finds voters across the state and from across the political spectrum are very concerned that Maryland students are losing educational opportunities during the pandemic and support ways to address the learning loss.

Roughly 8-in-10 voters think once Maryland students are back learning in the classroom they will need either some additional support or a significant amount of additional support such as tutoring or targeted instruction. 

Maryland voters support resourcing K-12 education to meet the needs of students. The poll found 7-in-10 voters agree with spending more on K-12 education to close opportunity gaps, and roughly 8-in-10 voters agree with spending more on K-12 education to provide more opportunities to prepare for careers and with spending more to make teacher salaries more competitive.

Please click here to see the full polling memo.

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