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IPFS News Link • Education: Government Schools

Parents 'taking back' public schools? It's an impossibility

•, By Carole Hornsby Haynes

That thunderous noise strangely like the crashing of the New York City Twin Towers is the collapse of the government school system. Traditional public school enrollment is plummeting as parents withdraw their children for alternative educational arrangements. Public education is already feeling the impact with schools across the nation closing their campuses.

According to Education Next, a nonpartisan research organization, non-charter public school enrollment dropped from 81% of school-age children to 76.5%, nearly 2 million students, between spring 2020, when the U.S. enacted pandemic lockdowns, and 2022. A further drop to 47 million students by 2030 is projected by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Meanwhile, enrollment in free-market education options is surging as parents flock to private and parochial schools,micro-schools and learning podsHomeschooling reached record enrollment levels, doubling from 3.3% of children, as reported in 2016 by the U.S. Department of Education, to 6.6% in 2022. Homeschooling among black households jumped six-fold, from 3% in spring 2020 to 18% in spring 2021.

Of the surge in conservative Christian schooling, driven by pandemic issues and radical sex instruction, E. Ray Moore, founder of the Christian Exodus Mandate, said, "This is a once-in-100-year moment for the growth of Christian education."

The bloom is off the rose. The decades-old premise that public education is one of the most important institutions in America has been exposed as a fraud.

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