A new poll from the American Federation of Children shows more parents are considering pulling their children out of the public schools. The poll shows 40 percent of parents are more likely to pursue homeschooling or online school after COVID lockdowns end. Parents have good reason to be looking for better options.
Schools have been closed for two months, and will remain closed through the end of the school year. Tests have been cancelled. Measure of student progress has practically ended. In Seattle nearly all high school students are being given A’s, with a few getting Incompletes. Students say learning is not going well.
The Seattle Times reveals the state’s only remaining form of accountability is a weekly survey of administrators which many districts do not even answer. Washington spends $17 billion a year on K-12 schools, and under COVID there is effectively no accounting for this spending.