ERIC Number: ED384982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-May
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Where Connoisseurs Send Their Children to School: An Analysis of 1990 Census Data To Determine Where School Teachers Send Their Children to School.
Doyle, Denis P.
This publication reports findings of an analysis of 1990 United States Bureau of Census data that determined where school teachers send their children to school. Findings indicate that the majority of all parents in the United States sent their children to public schools. As a group, teachers were more likely than the public at large to enroll their children in private school (17 percent compared to 13 percent). Public school teachers were slightly less likely than the general population to send their children to private school (12 and 13 percent, respectively). Parents with higher incomes were much more likely to enroll their children in private schools than were low-income parents. However, among teachers, income was a moderate predictor of the propensity to use private education. White parents in general were somewhat more likely than their non-white counterparts to use private schools. However, black public school teachers use private schools more than white teachers (almost 13% compared to 12%). Finally, in the largest urban areas, public school teachers were more likely than the population at large to enroll their children in private school. Forty-seven tables are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Catholic Schools, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditures, Parent Attitudes, Private Schools, Public Schools, Racial Segregation, Religious Education, School Choice, Socioeconomic Status, State Church Separation, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Salaries
Center for Education Reform, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 920, Washington, DC 20036 (complete data available on flexible data discs for a copying fee).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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