Parents 2016: Hearts & Minds of Parents in an Uncertain World

Parents 2016: Hearts & Minds of Parents in an Uncertain World

Parents of K-8 students in America are most concerned about their ability to pay for their child's college education (53 percent), followed by the peer pressure with which their child must deal (50 percent), challenges to his or her emotional well-being (48 percent), bullying (45 percent), and their child's online (45 percent) and physical (44 percent) safety, a report from , in collaboration with Univision, finds. Funded by the and the , the report, (72 pages, PDF), also found that 75 percent and 85 percent of respondents believed their child was receiving "an excellent or pretty good education" and was on track to meet goals for learning at grade level; 75 percent said it was "absolutely essential" or "very important" that their child obtain a college degree; and that Latino parents (90 percent) were more likely than African-American (83 percent) or white (67 percent) parents to agree with that statement. The report includes a "Readiness Roadmap" developed in partnership with the , , , and   that provides tools and resources related to grade-level learning goals, tips on paying for college, and personalized resources designed to meet individual children's needs.