Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Teachers' Kids Go To Private Schools

Not A Public School.. Posted by Hello
Our Associate The Pirate has let your EdWonk know about a depressing article from today's Washington Times. It's about how Public schools are no place for teachers' kids . According to a study, more than 25% of public school teachers in the Washington, D.C. area send their own children to private schools. The study also states that nationwide, public school teachers are twice as likely to send their offspring to private school as the general populace.

The Philadelphia Story is the saddest example of public school teachers "opting-out." In the City of Brotherly Love, a whopping 44% of public school teachers have abandoned their own school system and choose to send their kids to private schools.

Because of tenure laws, public school teachers receive much protection from retaliation by their employers should they speak out about why the system is broken. Nearly none do, as the silence is deafening. But instead of being agents of reform, many teachers choose to be tools of accommodation.

Your EdWonk continues to be curious about the state of schools in Our Nation's Capital...