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Document Number: 10666

The Decline in Private School Enrollment - Private school enrollment has been on the decline for a decade, with various reasons offered: the recession, homeschooling, the rise of charter schools. Stephanie Ewert of the U.S. Census Bureau has crunched a lot of numbers that shed light on the phenomenon. In The Decline in Private School Enrollments she indicates “recessions and periods of economic growth do not drive changes in private school enrollment.” While homeschooling is a difficult call, she says there is some evidence that the rise of charters has led to a decline in private school enrollment. (Stephanie Ewert, U.S. Census Bureau, January 2013)...

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