MINNEAPOLIS (LEARFIELD) – An informal survey of Minnesota families collected by the state Department of Education finds that most parents–around 64-percent–want to send their kids back to school this fall.

The survey finds that most parents–more than 52-percent–found distance learning amid COVID-19 to be a bad or very bad experience.

“We all know that distance learning did not meet the educational needs of all students,” said Denise Specht, President of Education Minnesota. “I don’t think that distance learning went well for most people including staff and parents.”

State officials are weighing three different scenarios for fall: full-time classroom teaching, full-time distance learning and a hybrid model.