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08.27.2021 0

Families Opting out of Public Schools in record numbers

Even with a billion-dollar federal government Covid bailout, public schools across the country are headed toward a financial cliff. With today’s Americans for Limited Government minute, I’m Catherine Mortensen. Many school districts across the country are reporting preliminary enrollment numbers that are well below pre-Covid levels. With enrollment numbers tied directly to the district’s funds, it’s imperative that students show up to school. Cutting into enrollment is the rise of home-schooling. Home-schooling has shown its staying power after starting as a temporary approach to education during the lockdown. Typically, a little more than 3% of the nation’s school-age children are home-schooled in a given year, according to federal data. However, a significant surge has been confirmed by the U.S. Census Bureau, which reported that in March, the rate of home-schooling rose to 11% by September 2020. It may not just be Covid restrictions that’s causing parents to pull their children out of public schools. It’s could also be that parents don’t want the left’s woke agenda forced onto their children. Fore more, check us out at the Daily Torch.com

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