The Education Exchange: Enrollment Down by 1.2 Million at U.S. Public Schools

Homeschooling, private schooling gain

Photo of Thomas S. DeeThe Barnett Family Professor at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, Thomas S. Dee, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss how enrollment in K-12 public schools decreased during the Covid-19 pandemic, and where those students who left the public system are now being educated.

Dee’s report, “Where the Kids Went: Nonpublic Schooling and Demographic Change during the Pandemic Exodus from Public Schools,” is available now.

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