Schools Say Highest Pressure from Students’ Social and Emotional Needs


By LeiLani Cauthen


New pre-released data from the Learning Counsel’s 2019 Survey indicates that 58 percent of schools now rate their highest pressure is their student’s social and emotional needs.  Alongside this information is the Learning Counsel’s new research that a whopping 27 percent of students nationally have left traditional public education for alternatives, including private schools, charters, online schools, homeschooling and a mix of these.  Some States like California are experiencing 30 percent attrition, with 107 districts losing more than 15 percent of their enrollment in 2018, rumored to be accelerating in 2019.  This data is “hidden” inside governance claims that include charters as if they are traditional public schools and underestimate the homeschooling movement. 

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