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Public schools no place for teachers' kids - Washington Times


"Nationwide, public school teachers are almost twice as likely as other parents to choose private schools for their own children, the study by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute found. More than 1 in 5 public school teachers said their children attend private schools."
 

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"The report says the school choice movement has begun competitively forcing public school improvement, particularly in cities like Milwaukee, called “a hotbed of school reform,” where 29.4 percent of public school teachers sent their children to private schools, the study finds."


Almost 30%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:mad:
 

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I'm not a teacher. I send my kids to private school out of my own pocket each year. I pay into taxes just like everyone else does for public schools. So is there a problem with that? If not, why would it be a problem if I were a teacher?

A person choice of job should not dictate where their kids have to go to school. That's a decision to be made by eash person based on what they can afford or in many cases thier religion.
 

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I'm not a teacher. I send my kids to private school out of my own pocket each year. I pay into taxes just like everyone else does for public schools. So is there a problem with that? If not, why would it be a problem if I were a teacher?

A person choice of job should not dictate where their kids have to go to school. That's a decision to be made by eash person based on what they can afford or in many cases thier religion.
You miss the point of this,The Teachers are the ones who allowed this to happen to our educational system.
 

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You miss the point of this,The Teachers are the ones who allowed this to happen to our educational system.
I can see what your getting at, but don't really agree. Kids are the parents responsibility, not the teachers. Myself and my wife talk with our kids teachers all the time to make sure they are on track and not falling back in class.

If you or anybody that reads this is of the belief that your kids education falls squarely on the shoulders of a teacher, you are the problem:)bulb.
 

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I'm not a teacher. I send my kids to private school out of my own pocket each year. I pay into taxes just like everyone else does for public schools. So is there a problem with that? If not, why would it be a problem if I were a teacher?

A person choice of job should not dictate where their kids have to go to school. That's a decision to be made by eash person based on what they can afford or in many cases thier religion.
It doesn't dictate where they have to go at all, but speaks volumes, IMO.
(Other than, as you say, religious based education such as a Catholic school)
 

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It doesn't dictate where they have to go at all, but speaks volumes, IMO.
(Other than, as you say, religious based education such as a Catholic school)

Yeah I agree with that point. But then again have you considered this; the area I can afford to live in (single family income, 3 kids, SoCal) isn't known for the best public education out there. I chose to pay out of my pocket and send them to a local private school. Not for religious reasons but it is a religious school.

Considering where I work, there is no way in hell I would send any of my kids, or your kids to school down there. That is not based on the teachers, that is based on the outside influences from the community that make the chances for survival pretty tough on the kids. Not impossible, but no easy. I can easily see that with a teacher and thier family. Just because they work somewhere does not mean their kids have to go there.
 

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I'm not a teacher. I send my kids to private school out of my own pocket each year. I pay into taxes just like everyone else does for public schools. So is there a problem with that? If not, why would it be a problem if I were a teacher?
It would be almost like you hiring a security guard to watch your house. Almost.... ;)
 

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I think it's telling that these teachers don't find the public schools where they teach, good enough for their own kids.

That being said, I have six children, all grown and all college educated. They all went to public schools here in Peoria, AZ and achieved honor marks. Two graduated Summa Cum Laude from major universities and one graduated Magna Cum Laude while the others hold degrees and benefit society quite well.

Any parent who lets the schools teach their kids the most important lessons in life has already lost the battle of life and will see their kids become the product of their teachers' personal agendas - especially at the university level.

The most important lessons in life are taught at the dinner table and one of those vital lessons is to think for yourself.
 

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I think it's telling that these teachers don't find the public schools where they teach, good enough for their own kids.

That being said, I have six children, all grown and all college educated. They all went to public schools here in Peoria, AZ and achieved honor marks. Two graduated Summa Cum Laude from major universities and one graduated Magna Cum Laude while the others hold degrees and benefit society quite well.

Any parent who lets the schools teach their kids the most important lessons in life has already lost the battle of life and will see their kids become the product of their teachers' personal agendas - especially at the university level.

The most important lessons in life are taught at the dinner table and one of those vital lessons is to think for yourself.
Imagine that Doc, I'll collect my check and "teach" your children, but there's no way in hell I'll have my children particiapte in this fiasco. And there in lies the problem.
 

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I think it boils down to private schools generally have more say in how they can teach and the interaction between the teacher and the students is a little more personal. So what if they chose to send their kids to a private school. If they can afford it, so be it.
 

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BTW This says a hell of a lot about the product they put out! Be like me NOT wanting my family in something I designed and built, again Bullchit my customers would all run! What makes these public servants feel they are ABOVE the very ones who hand them their paycheck's?

The public school teachers here have HAD an huge part in the creation this mess and should be a contract issue: they have to send their kids to the area public schools,This would have a Dramatic effect on the quality of education.
 

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BTW This says a hell of a lot about the product they put out! Be like me NOT wanting my family in something I designed and built, again Bullchit my customers would all run! What makes these public servants feel they are ABOVE the very ones who hand them their paycheck's?

The public school teachers here have HAD an huge part in the creation this mess and should be a contract issue: they have to send their kids to the area public schools,This would have a Dramatic effect on the quality of education.

Actually I think it's more along the lines of drive a BMW vs your Honda. But hey, what do I know. I don't think we should force somebody to put their kids through specific schools because of their choice of profession. I guess I'm the crazy one.
 

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Actually I think it's more along the lines of drive a BMW vs your Honda. But hey, what do I know. I don't think we should force somebody to put their kids through specific schools because of their choice of profession. I guess I'm the crazy one.
That's not the point at all! The point that you missed is that these teachers don't feel the product they produce is sufficient to be given to their own children. Personally, I think that speaks volumes about the failure of that system.
 

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Actually I think it's more along the lines of drive a BMW vs your Honda. But hey, what do I know. I don't think we should force somebody to put their kids through specific schools because of their choice of profession. I guess I'm the crazy one.
No it says a lot about the quality of education they are peddling here,they cast their children on someone else to teach!
 

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No it says a lot about the quality of education they are peddling here,they cast their children on someone else to teach!
Ok let's run with it. So teachers are not allowed to send their children to any private education establishments. Ok, anything else they are prohibited from doing in life because they are a teacher? Maybe they can only eat at McDonalds on every third Monday of each months, only drive in the number one lane on any freeway, and are restricted to basic cable instead of satilite dish because they chose to be a teacher.

Great plan buddy, anymore things you can think of that they should be restricted from doing in life?
 

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Ok let's run with it. So teachers are not allowed to send their children to any private education establishments. Ok, anything else they are prohibited from doing in life because they are a teacher? Maybe they can only eat at McDonalds on every third Monday of each months, only drive in the number one lane on any freeway, and are restricted to basic cable instead of satilite dish because they chose to be a teacher.

Great plan buddy, anymore things you can think of that they should be restricted from doing in life?
Where on earth did you get that crap from his statement? Prohibited in life from doing? Really? Where do you come up with this hogwash?

I am sincerely glad to know you will never be leaning in my car window trying to explain your position in a difficult matter as your fabrication, twist of understanding and absence of logic could easily cause unnecessary contention. Wow! How you took the original content of teachers not feeling their teaching was good enough for their own kids and turned it to a mandate of where and what to eat is beyond unreasonable - It's downright crazy crap!
 

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Where on earth did you get that crap from his statement? Prohibited in life from doing? Really? Where do you come up with this hogwash?

I am sincerely glad to know you will never be leaning in my car window trying to explain
your position in a difficult matter as your fabrication, twist of understanding and absence of logic could easily cause unnecessary contention. Wow! How you took the original content of teachers not feeling their teaching was good enough for their own kids and turned it to a mandate of where and what to eat is beyond unreasonable - It's downright crazy crap!
You want to know what's even more amazing? How quick you and others fall on every word in a news article.

You and others automatically assume that every teacher out there that has chosen to send their child to a private school has done so solely because they believe the public school system is lacking. All of this based off an article linked and posted on this site. If that's not ignorant, I don't know what is.

Keep believing what you read in the papers or on the internet if you must.
 

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You want to know what's even more amazing? How quick you and others fall on every word in a news article.

You and others automatically assume that every teacher out there that has chosen to send their child to a private school has done so solely because they believe the public school system is lacking. All of this based off an article linked and posted on this site. If that's not ignorant, I don't know what is.

Keep believing what you read in the papers or on the internet if you must.
"Milwaukee, called “a hotbed of school reform,” where 29.4 percent of public school teachers sent their children to private schools" OK Prove it wrong Dick Tracy!
 

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"Milwaukee, called “a hotbed of school reform,” where 29.4 percent of public school teachers sent their children to private schools" OK Prove it wrong Dick Tracy!
Wow, 29.4%.... really. Is that what is considered the new majority?
 
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