Alternatives to public education will boom

A couple of weeks ago, I was at a church social and participated in a conversation about schools.  I was impressed with the numbers of parents in North Texas looking for alternatives to public education.  As I heard, this is a lot more than talk. Then I saw this on Reason: With the public school year underway nationwide — or else delayed beyond its normal start by labor actions and fearful policymakers — families getting an eyeful of what classes mean this year aren't impressed by what they see.  Even as school resumes, localities across the country report that parents are pulling their kids out to take a crack at one or another approach to home-based education.  Nationally, the percentage of children being homeschooled may double, to 10 percent, from the figure reported in 2019. This "alternative" education is more than just fear of the pandemic.  It is more important than that.  It is parents taking over...(Read Full Post)
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