Homeschooling in North Carolina expected to continue to rise in fall of 2021
North Carolina’s drop mirrors a nationwide decline in public school enrollment during the pandemic, according to the Associated Press. The question facing school and political leaders is how many of those children will return to traditional public schools.
“The pandemic has opened the eyes of a lot of families who were reluctant to attend a home or private school but who in the end found it was the best option for their families,” Terry Stoops, director of the John Locke Foundation’s Center For Effective Education, said in an interview.
“There may be some families that migrate back to traditional public schools. But I think we’ll see growth in the home and private-school sectors for the foreseeable future.”