Most of these responses have no idea about the law and try to dismiss what you are saying. Parents are seeing what is happening at public schools and are looking for an alternative. As I have posted before, I have a daughter in a public high school and a son in a private school. Our son's school just sent out an email yesterday about people looking for another option in his grade level:
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This is one of many private schools in a small area. His school has 2 classes of 22 children in the 6th grade a total of 44. As of now, 4 children have not renewed for next year, leaving 4 open spots. 44 completed applications plus 72 new applications in just February...The waitlist is 116 currently. This is happening at the Baptist, Lutheran, Catholic, Non-Denominational and the other Christian school. Also, because the school choice scholarships have expanded and will cover most of the tuition ($8000), making the switch easier for everyone to afford. There is a cap on income someone can make to get this scholarship, so it's not for wealthy people.
We are lucky when we got in. My daughter is at a public school to play volleyball but next year she will be doing dual enrollment and will be taking all her college classes at home. So she will only go to school for volleyball practice for 3 months. This is also happening with her friends as well. They would rather get all their school work done early and go hang out or work. I know I'm telling you some anecdotes, but I feel like this is happening in other places than my community.