Saturday, November 27, 2021

Significant increase in parents pulling children out of school



(JELLYFISH NEWS) – For Sandra Kim and many other parents, March 2020 feels like a decade ago. Since that time, the structure of how children are educated has transformed after the pandemic sent everyone home. Online learning included mastering its central platform: the Zoom video conferencing software, with teachers trained specifically for a classroom setting now attempting to synchronize a virtual learning experience.

By 2021, school board meetings throughout the United States had become controversial, with the ever-shifting COVID-19 medical policies as well as the school curriculums brought into question, possibly contributing to what has been called a “dramatic rise” in homeschooling.

Dr. Steven Duvall, director of research with the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), told The Epoch Times that in 2017, it was reported that 3.3 percent of homes across the country were homeschooling. In 2019, the National Center for Education Statistics released a report stating that between 1999 and 2016, the number of homeschool families nearly doubled from 850,000 to 1.7 million students.

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