Private "Hybrid Schools" Gaining Traction Among Middle Class Families

Sep 27, 2022, 8:12 AM

(From The 74 Million) Since the start of the pandemic, public school enrollment has crashed, with many families now relying on a type of homeschooling that mixes in-person classes with learning at home. These "hybrid schools," as described by researchers at Kennesaw State University, decide upon most or all of the curriculum but leave instruction and grading to parents. The earliest hybrid schools coincided roughly with the rise of charter laws in the early 1990s. Researchers say that about 60% to 70% are private and offer an average tuition of $4,158 — more affordable than the typical private school. 

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