Where Teachers' Kids Go to School

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Public school teachers know of what they speak when it comes to schools, and their views are most transparent when it comes to how they deal with their own children's education. According to a recent report from the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, public school teachers in urban areas send their kids to private schools at significantly higher rates than the general population.

Using census data, the article found that 21.5% of teachers in urban public schools who have children send their kids to private schools, compared to 17.5% of all urban families and 12.2% of families nationwide. Perhaps most interestingly, the gap holds for families earning less than $42,000 a year (14.9% of public school teachers vs. 10.3% of all families), implying that families are willing to make serious financial sacrifices in exchange for a decent education.