Preliminary data released by the National Center for Education Statistics yesterday show that public school enrollment dropped 3 percent in 2020-21 from the year before. The sizable decline — about 1.5 million students, compared with 2019-20’s total population of 51.1 million — was felt across the country, with the biggest decreases in Puerto Rico (minus 5.51 percent), Mississippi and Vermont (tied with minus 5.02 percent). The drop was concentrated heavily among the youngest children: Kindergarten enrollment fell by 9 percent, pre-K by an astonishing 22 percent, even as the high school ranks thinned by just .4 percent…
We at the American Daily Independent News Network are a dedicated team of journalists and subject matter experts solely funded by the financial support of our readers and advertisers.
- We serve millions of readers annually
- We do not accept government funds
Please consider subscribing or advertising to ensure we can continue to provide the Arizona Daily Independent.