For close readers, tonight we share a bit of a life lesson and a glimpse at the future.
Kansas are increasingly giving up on public education.
Optimists might see this as a glorious new age wherein students learn to quickly adapt to rapidly changing environments and leverage tech to their advantage.
OR . . .
This could be one more way that parents predestine their youngsters to a career of servitude for their entire lives . . . Without even enjoying the company of friends.
Either way, the switcheroo is underway . . .
During a normal school year, about 1,400 Kansas families newly register to home school. Last year that number more than tripled — to 5,527 — and the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing. So far this year, more than 2,250 new families have registered.
Experts say the switch to remote learning during the pandemic persuaded record numbers of families to consider home-schooling long-term. Some want more flexible schedules or greater control over their children’s lessons. Others are disillusioned with the traditional model of education or worried about plummeting test scores.
“This increase in homeschooling is something that was ratcheting up for many years prior to the pandemic, but the pandemic has certainly jump-started it and caused it to spike,” said Lance Izumi, author of “The Homeschool Boom.”
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"This increase in homeschooling is something that was ratcheting up for many years prior to the pandemic, but the pandemic has certainly jump-started it and caused it to spike," said Lance Izumi, author of "The Homeschool Boom."