The rate of homeschooled children in California has seen a massive increase of 78% between 2017 and 2022. This trend reflects wider dissatisfaction with California’s public education system, where a majority of students fail to meet basic literacy, math, and science standards. The rise in homeschooling is not exclusive to California but is a nationwide trend spanning diverse political and geographical lines. Factors contributing to this shift include concerns about bullying in schools and ineffective student discipline strategies. Many parents are exploring alternative education options, such as Universal School Choice programs, which offer tuition support at private schools for students in failing public schools.
Do you believe Universal School Choice programs are an effective solution to the current educational crisis?