This is something that has popped up before so apparently it seems to be a growing trend:
I read something similar regarding LA as well, not sure how widespread this is nationwide? Regarding the reasons:
The pandemic accelerated enrollment declines in many districts as families switched to homeschooling, charter schools and other options. Still other students moved away or vanished from school rolls for unknown reasons.
We also know that during the BLM riots there were many people who moved out of the inner cities during those times. The switch to a remote work force in certain industries I’m sure contributed to this as well.
Well … that, yes. But they’ve also been aborting the next generation for decades. Today’s millennials have some of the greatest childless percentages in our nation’s history. So with a diminished school-age population to begin with, then yes, the growing homeschooling movement is going to have a bigger impact.
Home schooling couldn’t possibly be any worse than public schools, although I will admit I didn’t see the latter in a negative light until around middle school. I’m tired, though, of candy asses using COVID-19 as an excuse to isolate kids, in particular, when they don’t make up anywhere near a majority of patients.
Some of the biggest candy asses who “just couldn’t give THAT to my kids don’t mind killing the rest of us with their B O, or leaving for six months the eligible blood donor pool for their kids by getting more tattoos, or sticking jewelry in various orifices, but gotta protect the kiddies from a virus that doesn’t affect them often.
Yeah we have condos whose HOA monthlies will stand the hair on end of the average person. They include numerous amenities, like swimming pools, but the average homebuyer would freak out if they saw that charge.
And they’re near the hospital in the rough and tumble part of our county seat. Maybe the docs buy ‘em for a nice place close to work.
As long as the reason is good chartered schools or qualified home schooling, fine. Before writing an article on this I would have thought a little research on this would have been warranted. To the extent they just drop out…not fine.