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0717, 14 Aug 20

Families Move Away from Public Education

The trend will continue as public education refuses to provide education.

More than twice as many Wisconsin families as a year ago have told the state they plan to homeschool for the 2020-21 school year.

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. The number of students in those families is up to 2,792 from 1,279 last year and 1,088 two years ago.

The same is true locally, as 122 Dane County families with 202 students filed forms in that period, up from 55 and 80 last year.

Michelle Yoo, the administrator of the Madison Area Homeschoolers Facebook page, said she’s seen evidence of the uptick in interest.

“When Madison announced they were doing online school, I think I had about 100 requests to join in about a two-week period,” Yoo said. “I can’t tell you what I used to get, but it was nowhere near 100.”


0717, 14 August 2020


  1. dad29

    Related, but also an answer to another Jiffy query in an earlier thread:

    Rent prices in Manhattan have decreased by 7.8 percent to an average of $4,031 

    There are 13,117 empty apartments currently for rent, compared to 5,912 last July

    The number of new leases being signed has fallen by 23 percent and landlords are offering more concessions than ever

    All from today’s Daily Mail

    Yes, housing prices in at least ONE city are dropping, and “fleeing public education” is a part of that albeit not proven by the above.

  2. Mark Hoefert

    Jennifer, an UWS mother of two boys, ages 5 and 8, is concerned about the financial fate of PS 166, as more well-to-do families leave.
    “The funding comes from family donations,” said Jennifer, 46, who declined to give her last name for privacy reasons. “If people move out of the city, there goes the funding for the school.” She plans to temporarily relocate to the Hamptons.

  3. Jason

    >Rent prices in Manhattan have decreased by 7.8 percent to an average of $4,031

    But jiffy said prices are going up and so demand must be going up. I guess he is tone deaf too.

  4. jjf

    Or we could look at Wisconsin.

  5. jjf

    Is that a database?  I don’t do databases any more.  Ask Mar.

  6. Jason

    You never did databases Neck Beard.

  7. Kevin Scheunemann

    Teachers unions all over have showed their true stripes…public is not buying it.

  8. dad29

    For those who can read charts and such, Milwaukee ain’t such a great place either for selling a house.  By sheer co-incidence, prices started to drop around February.

    The effect of firing Morales and cutting the PD budget has yet to occur.

  9. Le Roi du Nord

    We don’t have a teachers union in our district, nor do any of the adjacent ones.   And it is a sellers market for existing homes, lots, and acreage.  New construction is booming.  So our public schools must be doing just fine.

  10. Mar

    That’s great Le Roi.
    You can thank President Trump anytime.

  11. Le Roi du Nord

    Sorry mar, he had nothing to do with it.  Low interest rates, good public schools, smarter citizens, are responsible.

  12. Mar

    “Sorry mar, he had nothing to do with it.  Low interest rates, good public schools, smarter citizens, are responsible.”
    Says Le Roi The Uncivil Liar Hater.
    Pretty sure things were not as great 4 years ago by what you implied.
    Sadly, Le Roi The Uncivil Liar Hater, you bring the IQ average of your town down by about 50%.

  13. dad29

    Ol’ LeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeRoy has indicated that he lives far outside of any (D)-controlled cities.  If that is actually the case, people are moving there because they are not likely to be attacked by BurnLootMurder insurrectionists.

    The downside:  living hear LeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeRoy.

  14. Le Roi du Nord

    So mar, by calling someone a liar, hater, calling their IQ into question makes you the “civil” one?  More flexible definitions.


    No, wrong again.

  15. Mar

    Le ROI, I treat you like you treat us.
    Actually better.
    I don’t lie to your face and then lie about it and accuse the other person of lying.
    You constantly do that.
    You treat other people like crap.
    You deserve to be treated like crap.

  16. Le Roi du Nord


    Correct, you don’t lie to my face, nor I to you.  If you haven’t figured it out yet, we have never met, live quite far apart, and have no common interests.

    And I have never called you uneducated, stupid, an idiot, etc.

    You really have no clue, do you?

  17. Mar

    You are delusional, Le Roi. If you say you don’t lie, especially after it was pointed out to you, you have some serious issues.

  18. Le Roi du Nord

    Ok Mr. Highly Educated mar, when did we meet? And what was the lie?

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