Skip to comments.Projected K-12 drops in enrollment pose immediate upheaval and decade-long challenge
Posted on 10/18/2021 4:29:33 PM PDT by artichokegrower
The unexpected drop in statewide school enrollment last year of 160,000 students may prove to be a blip, ready to rebound as the coronavirus recedes. Or that one-year 2.6% drop could be an oversize harbinger of what demographers are predicting will be a decade-long enrollment decline in California.
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Hey Newsom how's that vaccine mandate for 5 year olds working out?
They’ll still find 10s of MILLIONS of idiot conservatives stupid enough to keep sending their kids to public schools. They have NOTHING to worry about.
The time has come for public schools to close.
The don’t teach reading, writing and arithmetic. They are worse than useless.
No problemo...they have hordes of illegal Mexican, Central American and now Haitian invaders crossing the border everyday, and California taxpayers will get to pay to educate (that is, indoctrinate) all of them...
College has had dropping enrollment for a few years already.
The state’s overall community college and university headcount dropped by about 123,000 students — the largest numeric decrease of any state. ... The spring losses at California’s community colleges follow a similar trend in fall 2020, when enrollments dropped 12% compared to fall 2019.Jun 10, 2021 article
Nationally, the amount of people going to college is decreasing.
Additional research from the clearinghouse shows a 6.8% decline in college-going rates among the class of 2020 compared with the class of 2019 — that’s more than four times the decline between the classes of 2018 and 2019.
I think this trend has more to do with the dramatic decline in birth rates (especially for whites) over the last 50+ years. There are more Americans over the age of 80 than Americans under the age of 2.
Longevity has as much to do with that as birth rates
Decline of birthrates....
Yes, I agree.
When so many young women since 1972/1973 (Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem and Roe v. Wade type feminism came in) decided to put off marriage and/or having children, this trend caused fewer young women around to grow up to have children twenty years or so later. The five or six children families are rare now compared with one, two or none.
So who is around to go to college at age 18? Not as many Americans. Colleges will proclaim: Bring on the immigrants.
Good. Hit them in the only place that matters to those ghouls.
California isn’t paying. You are. How many nle state bailouts in the past 20 years and another on the way.
One of the few pieces of advice that I give to folks who have children is to get them far, far, FAR away from ‘publik skoolz’. And if we get into any discussion, my reasons are many and convincing. You just cannot make up any groups more incompetent and lazy than the NEA and the T-unions. (Nope, not all teachers are incompetent and lazy - but once they get into a lib school, resistance is futile, and they will be assimilated.)
A good reason now to fire a whole bunch of teachers and bureaucrats
Let me guess.
Enrollment is down, we need more money.
As opposed to:
Enrollment is up, we need more money.
Even after 2 decades of illegal families flooding into California with several school age kids has failed to stop the decrease in the number of public school students in California.
Some of the Catholic K-12 schools in California are closing after 50-100 years of being open.
Their child’s indoctrination camp is different, of course. ( Keyboard dripping with sarcasm.)
A link from the comments section which may explain why parents are leaving school.
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