Public Schools Are Awful

The nation’s public schools have taken a devastating hit when it comes to student enrollment. Approximately 1.5 million students left public schools last year; an overall drop of three percent.

Hmm, it’s almost as if parents were tired of teachers refusing to teach.

The number of students attending public schools during the 2020-2021 academic year fell by roughly 3% compared with the previous year. The data comes from the National Center for Education Statistics, a federal agency that analyzes education figures.

The 3% drop represents some 1.5 million students according to the preliminary report. A final report will not be available until next spring, according to the NCES. Figures come from reports generated by state departments of education.

Losing 1.5 million students in a school year is a very big deal.

Ross Santy, associate commissioner for the NCES, noted how rare it is for public schools to lose students.

“K-12 enrollment in our nation’s public schools has been increasing almost every year since the start of this century,” Santy said in a statement. “Before this year, in the few recent years where we have seen enrollment decreases, they have been small changes representing less than 1 percent of total enrollment.”

Remember when the Los Angeles teacher’s union refused to work until all their demands were net? Remember when Philadelphia’s public schools refused to reopen classes until March 8th, a month before summer vacation?

You think these ridiculous power plays had something to do with the loss of students? I do.

7 thoughts on “Public Schools Are Awful

  1. It also doesn’t help when a teacher is on the national news stating that parents just “want their babysitters back”. Not someone I would want educating my child.

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  2. One of my sons has a family of four children, all home schooled. One of my sons has a family of two children, both in public school. Without a doubt, the home schooled kids have more knowledge than the two in the public school system. It’s sad, but very true. I’m sure that many parents realized that home schooling wasn’t that hard (not that it isn’t hard) and said screw this, I can teach my kids far better than somebody who has only the interests of the union in their mind.

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  3. Ronni – The teacher’s unions and teachers themselves have put their feet in their mouth for the past year. I’d respect them more if they just stopped talking to the media.

    RG – Exactly. Catholic school is expensive, but it’s absolutely worth the money. Every penny.

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  4. Mike AKA Proof – Mrs. Earp was a public school teacher for years, and it’s a shame for the teachers who are really good at their jobs. That said, they did this to themselves, thanks to their awful unions.

    Ingineer66 – It’s like the GOP… Vote Harder!

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  5. Here are a few questions to see who thinks outside the box: 1) If you’re an astronaut in space, floating outside the spaceship, and you hold out your hands a foot apart, what comprises that empty space between your palms? What’s in there? I got that question from a third grade student. 2) Name as many factors affecting our Earth’s climate. 3) [This from a book.]: If you’re on one side of a deep river to cross (You have yourself, a fox, a chicken, and a sack of feed), but can only take yourself and 2 of the others at a time or you’ll sink, what’s the minimum number of trips you must take across the river to get all safely across. Remember, the fox wants to eat the chicken, the chicken wants to eat the feed. 4) How is it we are able to put words to ideas? **The reason I ask these questions here is, in real classrooms, not the propaganda camps we have, young people actually think and ponder some of the most interesting and relevant questions. Today’s propagandized children and teens probably wouldn’t even know what the questions were asking. That’s sad.

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