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Study.com Survey Says...Students Show Strong Interest in Veterans Day, Seek More Education

Posted Nov 06, 2020

Educators can access Study.com’s Free Veterans Day Teaching Guides to engage students 

Mountain View, Calif. - Nov. 6, 2020 — With 17.4 million veterans in the United States, it’s a shared belief that Veterans Day education is important, but students report that instruction on the subject is underwhelming and all agree there is room for improvement, according to new survey results from Study.com.

Further results reveal:

The state of Veterans Day education

59 percent of K-12 teachers and 76 percent of parents believe that it is very important for children to learn about Veterans Day in school 

Only 13 percent of students in grades 7 to 12 feel they have an “A” understanding of the holiday

Student knowledge is suffering and celebrations are lacking

62 percent of students in grades 7 to 12 rank their understanding of the holiday as a “C,” “D” or “F”

51 percent of teachers and 46 percent of parents give their students’ understanding of the holiday a “C’ or below

The majority (62 percent) of students in grades 7 to 12 say they don’t do anything to honor or celebrate veterans on Veterans Day

Students want more comprehensive education

71 percent of students in grades 7 to 12 say their schools are not doing enough to teach about Veterans Day

55 percent of students in grades 7 to 12 rank their school a “D” or “F” on how well they educate students about veterans who are people of color, women and other traditionally underrepresented populations within the United States

With a quarter (25 percent) of students in grades 7 to 12 reporting that they have learned the most about Veterans Day from family members, and nearly three-quarters (71 percent) calling for schools to do more with Veterans Day education, the opportunity for improvement is clear. Study.com has released free resources to help all learners understand why we celebrate Veterans Day, including The Veterans Day Teaching Guide and The Veterans Day Elementary Teaching Guide.

See all results of the survey here.

Study.com Survey Says is a monthly research project conducted by Study.com to provide regular snapshots of teachers, parents and students’ perspectives on the world of learning. Study.com surveyed 206 K-12 teachers, 203 K-12 students and 157 parents from October 26-29 to explore the state of Veterans Day education in America.

About Study.com

Study.com is a leading online education platform helping learners of all ages excel academically and close skills gaps. Study.com’s online courses, short animated video lessons, and study tools make learning simple for over 30 million students, teachers, and working professionals. Study.com was founded in 2002 and is a privately held company located in Mountain View, Calif. Learn more at https://www.study.com or download the mobile app from the iOS app store or Google Play.