Parents Choosing Homeschooling in Record Numbers
September 14, 2023 | Texas
Students are withdrawing from Texas public schools in record numbers as more families are opting to homeschool in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Lone Star state saw nearly 30,000 withdrawals from public school to homeschool for students in grades 7-12 during the 2021-22 school year, according to data released by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in an open records request to the Texas Home School Coalition (THSC).
In fact, the 29,765 withdrawals last year were only topped during the peak numbers reached under the statewide COVID-19 emergency declaration, when there were 29,845 withdrawals.
Prior to the pandemic, between 20,000 and 25,000 students in grades 7-12 withdrew to homeschool each year. (Excerpt from The Christian Post.)