California needs school choice

In Politics by Michael Rae

The California Department of Education just reported that enrollment in K-12 public schools dropped by more than 110,000 students in the 2021–22 school year. This puts “total public school enrollment in California below 6 million for the first time since 1999-2000,” according to EdSource, which also noted much of the decrease came in Southern California. “Three of the state’s four largest school districts alone — Los Angeles Unified, San Diego Unified and Long Beach Unified — accounted for nearly a quarter of the loss in student enrollment this year.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has obviously disrupted the education system and school choice is