Thursday, September 13, 2012

A Tidbit About Chicago Teachers

I'd say the cognitive dissonance must keep them awake at night, but that assumes there's something "cognitive" in their heads:
But ...(the)... statistic that's not getting much coverage is the percentage who sent their children to private schools, a figure which both underscore the excellent pay package as well as the teachers' lack of faith in their own public system, as John Stossel of Fox Business noted on September 11:

Union teachers know that many of their colleagues aren't great teachers. Only 12% of American students attend private schools, but, 39% of Chicago public school teachers send their children to private schools. Anti school-choice politicians are no less hypocritical: President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Jesse Jackson, Hillary Clinton and Al Gore (to name just a few) all send or sent their children to private schools.
"Public education is good enough for thee, but not for me."

The only "choice" liberals believe in (for the masses, anyway) is the choice to kill an unborn child.


Happy Elf Mom (Christine) said...

Hey, you forgot the "choice" to engage in homosexual sex as well as kill babies!

Ok, ok, seriously, now...

When you think about it it is the same sort of idea that a conservative might have about birth control. You go ahead and pay for it yourself if you're going to do it. Many liberals simply disagree with taxpayers funding "choice" in public school. They will fund the public school, however.

I could care less if these people want to send their children to private schools. It isn't hypocritical so long as they can admit the private school is better and they are spending extra for a superior product, but believe that at least the generic version should be available for free for ALL children.


pseudotsuga said...

Darren, you missed a choice: the choice for society to condone and validate any choice of marriage partners!

allen (in Michigan) said...

Old story.

I remember reading a piece in the dead tree version of the Detroit News back in the '80s that had 36% of DPS teachers sending their kids to private schools.

What I'd like to see is a chart of the percentage of teachers with kids sending them to private/charter schools over time.

It wouldn't surprise me all that much if that percentage has risen as the quality of public education's dropped off.

Anonymous said...

I'm a teacher in AZ and my kiddo is homeschooled. I've learned to keep my mouth shut at work, I guess not using pubic school isn't politically correct.