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NYC teachers?

I recieve these little daily facts on my cell and the latest one said ...

Nearly one third of New York City public school teachers send their own children to private schools...

What say you?

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tnmomofive

Asked by tnmomofive at 1:13 PM on Sep. 24, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I met a teacher who said that she was teaching in a Public School for 3 years.
    She said that she had to take a break from that environment so she is teaching privately for children with special needs.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:18 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • Almost a third of New York City public school teachers send their children to private schools, a new study says.
    The study, released yesterday by the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, found that 32.5% of the city's public school teachers send their sons and daughters to private or parochial schools, compared to just 22.7% of all New York City families.
    "Those who know best what's happening in the public schools are not sending their children to public schools," said one of the authors of the report, David Alan DeSchryver. "It's a flag. It's an indication that maybe something is not what it should be in those schools."
    Mr. DeSchryver said the findings might "set off some alarms" with mothers and fathers who aren't teachers.
    "It may be a wake-up call to those families who are not quite satisfied with traditional public schools, if they see that teachers within the district are making choices to get out of these schools,"
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:22 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:22 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • They love their children, and they know what they're doing !
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 1:24 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • I would be curious to know what the numbers are for 2008-2009. But I think it says a lot when teachers do not even feel public schools aren't the best option.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:24 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • *teachers do not even feel public schools are the best option. *
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:25 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • It's not just NY, it's national. Teachers are MORE likely to send their kids to private schools or homeschool than any other profession. It definitely says something.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 1:57 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • And we want the government to take over our health care. Brilliant.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:18 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • Crap! NY has cornered the market on the smart teachers!
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 2:36 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • They should all start by doing something about the problem. I don't believe they are the best teachers.
    So they only care about their own kids but don't care about the kids who they must educate at schools. Sad.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:37 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

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