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IT’S ON!!!. The revolution is here and it can’t be stopped. Join the revolution and #JustWalkAway: Homeschooling surge continues despite reopening…
The coronavirus pandemic ushered in what may be the most rapid rise in homeschooling the U.S. has ever seen. Two years later, even after schools reopened and vaccines became widely available, many parents have chosen to continue directing their children’s educations themselves.
Homeschooling numbers this year dipped from last year’s all-time high, but are still significantly above pre-pandemic levels, according to data obtained and analyzed by The Associated Press.
Families that may have turned to homeschooling as an alternative to hastily assembled remote learning plans have stuck with it — reasons include health concerns, disagreement with school policies and a desire to keep what has worked for their children.
In 18 states that shared data through the current school year, the number of homeschooling students increased by 63% in the 2020-2021 school year, then fell by only 17% in the 2021-2022 school year.
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Many parents decided they had to do something for their children that would be better than having them, when schools were locked down, watch a laptop screen connected to a remotely lecturing union teacher.
So the percentage of students in America being homeschooled, before the pandemic 3%, suddenly surged to 11%, with 4% being homeschool-only households and another 7% with at least one child homeschooled.
But now that the pandemic is declining, those numbers aren’t falling, according to a new online report from Steven Duvall, the director of research for the Homeschool Legal Defense Association.
- The Education Deep State cannot permit this to go on: Homeschool surge continues despite schools reopening, widely available vaccines.
Around 3% of U.S. students were homeschooled before the pandemic-induced surge, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The rising numbers have cut into public school enrollment in ways that affect future funding and renewed debates over how closely homeschooling should be regulated. What remains unknown is whether this year’s small decrease signals a step toward pre-pandemic levels — or a sign that homeschooling is becoming more mainstream.
- I WILL HAPPILY GO TO JAIL BEFORE I PERMIT THE GOVERNMENT TO REGULATE HOMESCHOOLING: Homeschooling surge across the U.S. continues despite schools reopening: The rising numbers have cut into public school enrollment in ways that affect future funding and renewed debates over how closely homeschooling should be regulated.
The new surge in homeschooling numbers has led state legislatures around the country to consider measures either to ease regulations on homeschool families or impose new ones — debates have gone on for years. Proponents of more oversight point to the potential for undetected cases of child abuse and neglect while others argue for less in the name of parental rights.
Just to be clear: the proponents of more regulation for homeschoolers are LYING when they claim that they just want to protect children from “undetected cases of child abuse and neglect.” If that were their concern they would have to close the government schools. Just sayin’.
Oh, and then there is this good news:
Black families make up many of the homeschool converts. The proportion of Black families homeschooling their children increased by five times, from 3.3% to 16.1%, from spring 2020 to the fall, while the proportion about doubled across other groups, according to U.S. Census surveys.
Raleigh, North Carolina, mother Laine Bradley said the school system’s shortcomings became more evident to families like hers when remote learning began.
“I think a lot of Black families realized that when we had to go to remote learning, they realized exactly what was being taught. And a lot of that doesn’t involve us,” said Bradley, who decided to homeschool her 7-, 10- and 11-year-old children. “My kids have a lot of questions about different things. I’m like, ‘Didn’t you learn that in school?’ They’re like, ‘No.’”
Just to be clear: to regulate homeschooling is also RACIST.
WANNA HEAR SOME MORE GOOD NEWS?: Homeschooling surge continues despite schools reopening, widely available vaccines
HONESTLY, WHY WOULD THEY. IT’S NOT LIKE THERE IS MUCH TO BE GAINED BY SENDING STUDENTS BACK TO IN-PERSON LEARNING: “Parents who started homeschooling during the pandemic don’t want to send their kids back.”
HOMESCHOOLERS OF THE WORLD UNITE! You have nothing to lose but your children’s chains. Black families homeschool their children for the same reason that all others families do: because they love their children and want them to get a good education. The government schools do neither. Join the movement: #JustWalkAway. Black families motivated to homeschool children by 1 factor
As the United States observes Black History Month, African-American families are making history by leaving failing public schools and homeschooling their children in record numbers.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, parents, and especially black parents, found public schools incapable of handling the crisis. Even prior to the pandemic, public schools were failing to improve learning among African-American children.
In 2019, only one and a half out of ten black eighth-graders taking the national reading and math exams scored at or above the proficiency level. . . .
One African-American mother in Detroit told The New Yorker that she had challenged the city’s school superintendent, saying: “Parents are not deciding to take their children out because of COVID. Parents are doing [homeschooling pods] because education has failed children in this city forever.”
THIS MUST BE OPPOSED. PERIOD. FULL STOP!!! We’ll go to the barricades over this. Maryland Legislature Considers Creating ‘Advisory Council’ to Collect Data on Homeschoolers
If we have learned anything about left-wing cultural revolutionaries over the past few years and decades, it’s that they insist that all conform to their view of “diversity.”
All are welcome, except for those who disagree.
That’s why it’s so troubling to see government authorities rope in, and attempt to control, people attempting to maintain their independence.
Maryland Delegate Sheila Ruth, a Baltimore County Democrat, recently proposed legislation in the Maryland House of Delegates that would create a deeply worrisome “advisory council” to watch over and gather data on homeschool families.
The 16-seat council would be staffed by four political appointees, four government officials, and eight members of the homeschool community. It would “gather information on the needs of homeschool parents and homeschool umbrella schools,” and would effectively sweep homeschool parents under the wing of a government agency.
This is precisely the sort of thing many homeschool parents wanted to avoid when they chose that path for their children in the first place.