Parents: Education must include mental health, trust in teachers
Parents in Ohio want their students to have support inside and outside the classroom and trust teachers to know how to teach their children, according to a new study.
A six-month study conducted by the Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio in partnership with the Community Research Institute at Baldwin Wallace University asked more than 1,000 k-12 parents to explore social and emotional learning from nutrition in school. Until, you asked about the concept named “Whole”. child framework.
CDF-Ohio has more than 430,000 children living in poverty, so this study focuses on a “whole-child” approach to education (including housing and transportation assistance, as well as health care and food assistance). , including access to resources of the state, should be implemented in Ohio. statewide.
“This means that many children in Ohio are at risk of attending school without their basic needs met, making learning difficult,” the study said.
The school seeks to expand these services wherever possible through behavioral health programs, free meals, and community initiatives. We want to meet basic needs to combat educational problems in the state, such as chronic absenteeism.
Survey results show that 46% of parents say their children eat free lunches at school five days a week, and 87% of parents say that these It states that food should be provided free of charge.
An overwhelming majority of parents agreed that school districts and communities must work together to provide “educational programs that go beyond basic academics and provide customized and appropriate support for the entire student body.” .
In the survey, 87% said appropriate customized support should include “evidence-based curriculum and instruction,” and 85% said school curricula and materials were “in line with students’ life experiences, cultures and languages.” It should be “related to
This runs counter to the ongoing “critical race theory” battle in some Ohio schools. Under pressure by conservative organizations, school districts have come under scrutiny for using curricula that include racial history. , some bills are still in effect, hoping to discourage teachers from conducting classes that may make students feel “uncomfortable” and contain “dividing concepts”.
Parents who participated in the survey rated their teachers highly, with over 90% saying they trust them to be positive role models and teach age-appropriate content.
“Parents from all walks of life are demonstrating confidence in their ability to be leaders and partners in their children’s education and relying on their children’s teachers to model and develop the life skills their students need to succeed and thrive. reported a high level of trust in ,” the study concluded.
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