Celebrate: Washington public schools lose over 55,000 students
Well worth clicking over to see the article and graphics.
Washington state’s public schools are facing what one official called a "systemic" enrollment crash.
It was revealed last week in a presentation to a state Senate committee that the "November 2021 forecast is, on average, 50,334 students or 4.5 percent lower than the February forecast, and 42,036 students or 3.8 percent lower than the June forecast for the 2021-23 Biennium."
Many parents opted for private school, learning pods and home schooling. Parents told The Post Millennial that they chose other educational options. Parents cited multiple factors including that schools did not offer in-person instruction during the Covid pandemic, lack of safety on campus, teaching practices and curriculum based in critical race theory and radical, hyper-sexualized curriculum, as well as a substandard education.
I like this quote. School districts will beg parents to enroll and then call the authorities on the same parents if you complain about how they are indoctrinating children with all forms of depravity.
Before the school year began, enrollment projections were so low for the district that they begged parents to re-enroll their children, citing a loss of funding if numbers continued to decline. Declining enrollment and reduced staff has also led to teachers being shifted between schools.
Sample graphic from the article: