New England Schools Fear Losing Funding Due to Increase in Homeschooling

Via The Providence Journal. There are nearly 4,000 fewer students enrolled in Rhode Island public schools this year.

Much of this decline can be attributed to parents choosing to homeschool their children.

The danger [their emphasis, not mine -ed.] — and not just for Rhode Island — is that schools already hit hard by the pandemic will lose even more state aid because the funding formula is based on student numbers.”

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