Why is there a shortage of teachers in the American education system? What are some prospects available that could turn that shortage around?
● How much does the state spend per pupil on k12 education/yr? Are there big disparities between different districts in the cost/pupil funding? What challenges does this pose for those less-funded districts?
● What’s the HS dropout rate? Does this correspond to an incarceration rate? Explain.
● What is causing the financial pressures on U.S. public schools? Explain.
● Take a look at the rate of homeschooling – has it increased? What other factors may play a role here?
What state requirements must be met for homeschooled children? Homeschooling numbers before COVID19 and after are critical here; many families are forced to homeschool now because of health risks. So take a look at what they were in the last 4 years or so to present. You’ll be surprised how some states have a lot of children homeschooling prior COVID.