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Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 102 -- School Choice.
PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS NOT PRACTICING WHAT THEY TEACH-
Across the states, 12.2 percent of all families (urban, rural, and suburban) send their children to private schools— a figure that roughly corresponds to perennial and well-known data on the proportion of U.S. children enrolled in private schools. But urban public school teachers send their children to private schools at a rate of 21.5 percent, nearly double the national rate of private-school attendance. Urban public school teachers are also more likely to send their children to private school than are urban families in general (21.5 vs. 17.5 percent).
It is startling just how many public school teachers are sending their kids to private schools. What exactly does that mean for our public schools?
More on private school enrollment and household income differences (.pdf):
Posted by Will Franklin · 9 July 2005 08:37 AM
Good stuff. But you left out the "percentage of politicians who send their children to private school" statistics. ;-)
Posted by: KipEsquire at July 9, 2005 10:50 AM
Actually, if you have those numbers, it would be great. I am sure it's ridiculously high.
Posted by: Will Franklin at July 9, 2005 10:51 AM
That would be interesting to know!
Posted by: Zsa Zsa at July 10, 2005 11:00 AM
Are these percentages the number of teachers with kids in school who send them to private schools or just the percentage of all teachers?
Posted by: ralph at July 11, 2005 02:44 PM
I think all the numbers are for people with kids. Others excluded.
Posted by: Will Franklin at July 11, 2005 02:46 PM
So if I read that correctly, public school teachers are less likely than others to send their kids to private schools...
But regardless of whether my peers are more or less likely to send their kids to private schools, it does not matter. That choice gets made for a variety of reasons, including (very often) religious reasons. You'll find that many teachers are quite devout, and believe in religious education. They will send their kids to get that religious education that is unavailable in public schools.
Similarly, many teachers choose to live in a different district that the one in which they teach so as to avail themselves of better schools.
Posted by: Rhymes With Right at July 13, 2005 08:52 AM