Oh yes! This morning I learned (registration required) that school enrollment in Cobb County rose by only 33 students this year, falling short of the predicted 739 students. (Still, out of some 107,000 students, a very insignificant percentage.) Enrollment growth is expected to slow dramatically and enrollment numbers are expected to decrease in the coming years. This should be good news for all those kids and teachers stuck in trailers.
No mention of corresponding increases in homeschool or private school enrollments. I'm of two minds about whether I want state education officials to notice. On the one hand, if they notice stronger homeschool numbers, then they might decide to turn the government-intrusion knob up a few notches (these go to 11). On the other, I'd love for them to notice and realize that lots of people (private schoolers, too) are opting out of the government school widget-producing machine.