Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Members of Congress Are 3-4 Times More Likely Than Public to Send Their Kids To Private Schools

A 2007 Heritage Foundation survey found that the percentage of Members of the 110th Congress who practice pri­vate school choice is disproportionate to the general populace, since only 11.5% of American stu­dents attend private schools. Also of note, Mem­bers of the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Hispanic Caucus, who represent populations that have fared poorly academically in public schools and that stand to benefit the most from educational options, showed particularly high rates of practicing school choice.

Notable findings include the following:

Over 37% of Representatives and 45% of Senators responded that they had sent their children to private school;

Over 23% of House Education and Labor Committee members and 33% of Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Com­mittee members exercised private school choice; and

Exactly 52% of Congressional Black Cau­cus members and 38% of Congressional Hispanic Caucus members sent at least one child to private school.


At 6/18/2008 7:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Politicians say they are for choice.

In reality, voters can have choice as long as it is what the politicians choose.

"You can have any color car you want, as long as it is black."


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