According to the data collected on student enrolment, close to 2 million children and teenagers ceased attending public schools between the years 2020 and 2021.
In the spring of 2020, 81% of children were enrolled in schools that were operated by the district; by November of that same year, that number had declined to 72%.
According to the data on enrolment, about 2 million children and teenagers ceased attending public schools between the years 2020 and 2021.
According to a recent survey conducted by Education Next, district-operated schools saw a decrease of 4% of their student body over the course of those two years as a result of students opting to attend alternative forms of educational institutions.
According to the responses of parents to the survey, 81 percent of children attending schools in the United States were enrolled in district schools during the spring of the year 2020.
According to the figures provided by Education Next, the percentage of students enrolled in the district's schools reached a record low in November of that year.
During the same time period, homeschooling was also experiencing rapid growth in many states.
The number of children receiving an education at home rose by 63% between the years 2020 and 2021, and then dropped by only 17% the following year.
The number of kids who were educated at home rose by 63% during the 2020-2021 school year in the 18 states that have contributed data up through the present school year. However, for the 2021-2022 school year, the number of homeschooled students declined by just 17%.
According to data provided by the United States Census Bureau, homeschooling accounted for approximately 3% of all pupils in the United States prior to the rise that was caused by the epidemic. The increasing numbers have resulted in a decline in enrolment in public schools, which may have repercussions for future funding and have rekindled discussions on the degree to which homeschooling should be regulated. It is currently unknown whether this year's little drop indicates a stride toward pre-pandemic levels or whether it is an indication that homeschooling is becoming more mainstream.
Are more and more Americans opting out of the public school system?
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Gateway Pundit.