Together, MassINC and The MassINC Polling bring you Probing New Public Opinion Data for an Informed Response - a series of conversations on real data from real people.
Even as coronavirus continues to disrupt our communities, many students are still making one of the most important decisions of their lives this summer: whether or not to pursue higher education in the fall.
To better understand their intentions, MassINC and The MassINC Polling Group present the results from a timely survey of 10th, 11th and 12th grade parents. Are parents comfortable with their children attending higher education classes this year? Are they concerned about potential learning gaps as a result of a challenging school year? And given existing and new economic hardships, is higher education affordable?
On Wednesday, June 15, Steve Koczela, president of The MassINC Polling Group, Juana Matias, COO of MassINC and Ben Forman, MassINC director of research, break down these survey data. As the pandemic puts a spotlight on inequities in education, they’ll unpack recent trends in public higher education and explore how this new survey can inform the difficult decisions policymakers must make to help the Commonwealth emerge from this crisis stronger.
Introductions & Welcomes - Juana Matias, COO of MassINC
Presentation of Data - Steve Koczela, president of The MassINC Polling Group
Context framing and closer analysis - Ben Forman, MassINC director of research
Q&A - We will take questions from the audience for Ben, Juana and Steve