By Andrew Pillow
The school choice battle is still being waged in the trenches of government. People have strong opinions on both sides. However as Matthew Pelyhes and Lindsey Burke of the Daily Signal point out in their article, this appears to be mostly lip service to their respective ideologies as congressmen on both sides of the aisle take advantage of school choice at a high rate in their personal life.
“Thirty-four percent of senators had at one time sent their children to private school.
Thirty-nine percent of Democratic senators had at one time sent their children to private school.
Thirty-two percent of Republican senators had at one time sent their children to private school.
Current findings are consistent with previous surveys showing that Congress exercises private school choice at a disproportionately higher rate than average Americans.
Only 10 percent of all students in the U.S. attend private schools, yet well over 30 percent of senators exercised private school choice.”
Pelyhes and Burke contend that all Americans should have the same choice those senators did.
Read more here. (Daily Signal)