Declining School Enrollment Spells Trouble for Education Funding
Across the country, school districts—particularly large, urban districts—are reporting drops in enrollment, as families opt for alternatives like homeschooling, choose to delay the start of kindergarten, or struggle to access or navigate virtual learning. These enrollment declines have raised important concerns about how and whether the students missing from school rolls are learning, but they could also have implications for school funding.
Source: Urban Institute (2020). Declining School Enrollment Spells Trouble for Education Funding.