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Today we highlight a story by Scott Girard of The Cap Times. He reports that homeschooling applications have more than doubled in Wisconsin as the pandemic fuels widespread uncertainty about how schools will function this fall.
“According to data from the state Department of Public Instruction, 1,661 families filed forms to homeschool between July 1 and Aug. 6, up from 727 during the same period a year ago and 599 two years ago,” Girard reports.
“With those students go funding, as district revenue limits and state aid both depend on enrollment. The Madison Metropolitan School District discouraged parents from leaving to homeschool or attend a private school in its Aug. 7 family newsletter, citing that funding loss.”
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