Metro Detroit parents, teachers weigh in on upcoming school year

Families discuss 2020-21 academic year as districts decide virtual and/or in-person classes

As district decide to conduct the upcoming 2020-21 school, Metro Detroit parents and teachers weigh in and question on how the virtual and/or in-person classes will be in the upcoming semesters

DETROIT – It will be perhaps one of Local 4 News’ most important town halls to date. As parents get ready to send their children to school, there is still a sense of confusion.

Metro Detroit parents and teachers, even some students, discuss the upcoming 2020-21 school year as districts decide whether to conduct classes virtually and/or in person.

Eight out of 10 parents in the group meeting believe the prospect is bleak for a productive school year that keeps their children learning and competitive. Some of those people included the teachers in the group.

The voices in the group are from Allen Park, Detroit, Lake Orion, Pontiac, Rochester, Romeo and Trenton.

Click here to watch the education town hall live at 7 p.m.

There is an Education 4 All town hall tonight at 7 p.m.

About the Authors:

DeJanay Booth joined WDIV as a web producer in July 2020. She previously worked as a news reporter in New Mexico before moving back to Michigan.