Cities Lead the Way in (Another) Massive Fall Exodus from US Public Schools

Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Kerry McDonald

“Many parents pulled their children out of school last year for homeschooling and other private options, as schools remained shuttered due to the coronavirus response. Nationwide, homeschooling numbers tripled last year from their pre-pandemic levels, driven largely by black families who left district schools for homeschooling at the highest rate of any demographic group and are now over-represented in the homeschooling population compared to K-12 public schools. With most schools open for full-time, in-person learning this year, it seemed reasonable to assume that parents would eagerly re-enroll their children in their local district school, tabling last year’s alternative education plans. That doesn’t seem to be the case.” (10/12/21)

https://fee.org/articles/cities-lead-the-way-in-another-massive-fall-exodus-from-us-public-schools/