New Stride, Inc. Survey Finds Christian Parents Want a Quality Education and So Do Their Values

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RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Many Christian parents are hesitant to send their child back to in-person public school and are considering other options, citing a mismatch with personal values ​​and concerns about school quality as reasons to keep looking.

It is according to a new investigation by Strid, Inc., a leading provider of innovative, high-quality, technology-enabled education solutions, which found that less than half (43%) of Christian parents in the United States with children enrolled in public school are satisfied with how public education aligns with their beliefs. In addition, two-thirds (66%) of parents surveyed are concerned about the quality of public education in general.

The survey also found that Christian parents report significant interest in online school programming, with nearly half saying they are very likely (21%) or somewhat likely (23%) to enroll their children in a free online school or program for the upcoming school year. if they had access to one.

“Given the challenges families have faced in pursuing a quality education in recent years, it’s no surprise that many are frustrated and looking for options,” said Tony Bennett, senior vice president of management. school at Stride. “With online learning, families can access an education that not only meets their child’s academic needs, but allows them to create a learning experience aligned with their personal values.”

Stride, Inc. has delivered online training to more than two million K-12 learners over the past two decades and worked with schools and districts in all 50 states to develop local solutions that meet personalized online and blended learning objectives.

Stride recently partnered with Faith scholars to provide a comprehensive learning platform and world-class online education experience to the faith-based education community through its network of FaithPrep schools, including FaithPrep Academy. This includes an adaptable curriculum in core subjects, as well as the platform, tools, and resources needed for successful online learning.

“We are proud to offer faith-based school programs for families alongside the leader in online learning solutions,” said Chuck Wolfe, Founder and CEO of Faith Academics. “We look forward to helping students develop their Christian character as they prepare for their life’s call of service to others.”

Interviews for this research were conducted July 1-5, 2022 with a sample of 1,595 parents or guardians who identify as Christian and have children in public school, K-12. For the full survey results and information on faith-based schools powered by K12, visit K12.com.

About Stride, Inc.

To Strid, Inc. (NYSE: LRN), we are reimagining learning, where learning is lifelong, deeply personal and prepares learners for tomorrow. The company has transformed the teaching and learning experiences of millions of people by delivering innovative, high-quality, technology-enabled educational solutions, curricula and programs directly to students, schools, the military and businesses in primary, secondary and post-secondary institutions. Stride is a leading provider of K-12 education for students, schools, and districts, including career learning services through the middle and high school curriculum. For adult learners, Stride provides professional training in healthcare and technology, as well as recruitment and talent development for Fortune 500 companies. Stride has delivered millions of courses over the past decade and serves learners in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The company is a proud sponsor of the school future, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bridging the gap between the pace of technology and the pace of change in education. More information can be found at stridelearning.com, K12.com, galvanize.com, techlevator.comand medcerts.com.

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