In October Set the Schools Free was featured on KCUR in a segment by education reporter Elle Moxley on changing perceptions and enrollment patterns for public schools within KCPS boundaries: “More School Choice Might Be Keeping Middle Class Families in Kansas City”.
Here are some highlights:
- A growing number of middle class families, encouraged by new public school options, are choosing to stay in KC rather than move to the suburbs when their children reach school age
- There’s been an increase in overall K-12 enrollment over the last three years, driven by growth in charter school enrollment (and despite an overall decline in school-aged population, according to Census Data compiled by the City of Kansas City, MO).
- While Hispanic enrollment and white enrollment are growing, African-American enrollment is decreasing.
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