Transcript for By the Numbers: Alarming school absenteeism
With the battle over school re openings still raging there's new evidence that an unprecedented number of American kids have now disappeared from school entirely should here's a closer look at this crisis. By the numbers. An estimated three million American children may have gone almost a full year without any formal education either virtual or in person according to Bellwether education partners. In Boston 40% of high school juniors and seniors we're chronically absent from public schools this fall. According to the Boston Globe the sharpest rise in absenteeism and testing of among blacks would T know disabled and English learning students. In Michigan about 53000. Fewer students enrolled in K through twelfth grade this year had to stay superintendent. Says that approximately thirteen thousand of these students are still unaccounted for. In Dallas Texas about 121000 school aged children are now unaccounted for according to the Dallas independent school district. And in Florida officials are trying to determine the whereabouts of nearly 88000. Students who failed to show up this academic year. And finally kindergarten enrollment which is optional in many states is dropping. For example Minnesota's size 16% decline in Los Angeles a 14% decline. And call Ron Allen a 9%. Decline.
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