The past school year was a challenge in many ways. Many school districts were closed to in-classroom learning totally or had a mixture of on-line and in-classroom learning. Parents had to make arrangements to work and teach their children at the same time. It was challenging. However, there was one benefit–many parents got a good look at what their children were learning. Many parents didn’t like what they saw.
Don Surber posted an article on his blog yesterday about the consequences of the educational events of last year.
The article reports:
The Epoch Times reported, “Homeschool Applications Double In California.”
The story said, “The number of home school applications submitted to the California Department of Education soared during the 2020-2021 school year, state data indicates.
“There were 34,715 private school affidavits (PSAs) for five children or less submitted during the most recent curricular year. In California, homeschools are recognized as private schools, and homeschooling families are required to submit an affidavit to the DOE annually.
…The numbers are minuscule in a state of 40 million or so people.
However, the rest of the nation is in rebellion against public schools.
The story said, “Between spring and fall of 2020, the percentage of homeschoolers nationwide more than doubled, jumping from 5.4% to 11.1% in less than four months.”
The parents of 1 in 9 students believe public schools are so terrible that they would rather keep the kids home and teach them themselves.
The article notes a statistic that must be chilling to Democrats and Teachers’ Unions:
“In African American households, the proportion of homeschooling quintupled from 3.3% in spring 2020, to 16.1% in fall 2020.
“In Hispanic households, the number of homeschooling households doubled in the same time, from 6.2% to 12.1%.”
You can be darned sure parents aren’t teaching their kids CRT. Why, some may even be reading The Bible.
The article concludes:
PBS reported, “If schools fail to secure the trust of parents, advocates and educators worry that the public education system could see a falloff in enrollment, particularly among families of color. Some advocates also fear that schools faced with a larger proportion of students who are struggling or frequently absent will respond with overly punitive approaches, worsening racial inequality.”
Translation: Black parents must sacrifice their children for the sake of the community, comrade.
The covid push to homeschool is interesting. Black families are more likely to homeschool now than Hispanic families who are more likely than whites who are more likely than Asians.
That is the reverse of academic performance.
My guess is black schools are losing their best students. My guess is that those students will perform better. And my third guess is they won’t be liberal.
When I posted this article on Facebook, I got some very negative comments about children who were home schooled. I found that interesting since the children I know that are a product of home schooling have done very well–one is a Marine Corps veteran, one has a photography business, one is a successful computer programmer, one has a landscaping business, one has a power-washing business, one is a successful model, one owns a restaurant, and others have done equally well. Many of them continued their education in college and were successful in obtaining four-year degrees. I also find it interesting that many of the home-schooled children I know have started their own businesses.