ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD) —  A new survey of Minnesota teachers finds distance learning is the most popular choice for public schools in the fall.

Forty-nine-percent of respondents in the Education Minnesota survey said they preferred distance learning,  29 percent prefer hybrid classes while 17 percent favor a return to in-person classes.

More than 20-thousand members of the teachers union took part in the survey July 16th through 20th.

A group of teachers marched to the Governor’s Residence yesterday calling for continued distance-learning this fall unless disease-prevention measures inside schools dramatically improve.