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New state task force sets out to combat declining student enrollment rates

Original post made on Apr 25, 2022

A task force that will help combat declining student enrollment rates throughout California was announced last week by Tony Thurmond, the state Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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Posted by Paul Clark
a resident of Danville
on Apr 25, 2022 at 8:46 am

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"The task force also plans to investigate birth rates, immigration status and housing costs in the area, specifically urban areas that have previously influenced population fluctuations."

It wouldn't occur to them to look at curriculum, teaching standards, and student safety, along with the specter of continuing abuse through Covid mandates of one kind or another.
We have family members who have left the Bay Area and relocated to Northern Nevada. Their children are now enrolled in school there, and have found that all of the things that were lacking in California's public schools are present there. Plus the schools aren't replete with thugs masquerading as children.
Oh, there is no State Income Tax, and property taxes are a tenth of what the are here. And yet government continues to function normally. No wonder people are moving there.

Posted by MO
a resident of Danville
on Apr 25, 2022 at 10:20 pm

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The task force must not be paying attention to what is happening at school board meetings all across this country. Parents finally got to see what now passes as “learning” in many schools. Basic academic studies have been overtaken by critical race theory and sexual grooming, even at the elementary school level. Parents who protest against this are now labeled domestic terrorists.
Often shut out of school board meetings, taxpayer parents are leaving the school system in order to regain their proper role as parents. This trend will continue as long the school systems continue to usurp the role of parents. Furthermore, the sustained Covid restrictions in this state have relegated California to the bottom of the states in learning loss during the pandemic. There is no mystery as to student enrollment decline, but the task force will be unlikely to admit to the real causes.

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