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    Filed at 7:55 am under by dcobranchi

    That’s when Dennis Redovich’s column comes out. I’m really looking forward to his response to this study about the teachers in the “exemplary Milwaukee Public School system.”

    Public schoolteachers who live in Milwaukee are more likely to send their children to private schools than city residents in general, according to an analysis of 2000 census data by researchers working for a foundation associated with conservative positions on education issues.

    The new paper, issued by the Washington-based Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, says that 29.4% of public schoolteachers who live in the city said their children attend private schools, compared with 23.4% of all families in the city. The data come from answers given by people who were selected to answer the “long form” of the 2000 census questionnaire.

    Nationwide, the authors said, 21.5% of urban public schoolteachers send their children to private schools, compared with 17.5% of urban families in general.

    Teachers know best.

    3 Responses to “I CAN’T WAIT ‘TIL MONDAY”

    Comment by
    September 17th, 2004
    at 8:23 am

    And since we all know know school teachers are living barely above poverty level, they really are sacrificing to pay for private school 😉 THose summer jobs at WalMart or painting houses must pay really well.

    Comment by
    J Aron
    September 17th, 2004
    at 8:26 am

    what is really of interest to me is what percentage of teachers have abandoned their career to stay at home to homeschool their children .. I know lots of them in my neck of the woods.. and yes.. based on that ..”teachers know best”

    Comment by
    September 17th, 2004
    at 9:57 am

    An even more interesting question concerns the use of vouchers in Milwaukee. Milwaukee has one of the oldest and strongest voucher programs in the nation. I’d like to know what percentage of those teachers are sending their kids to a private school at public expense.