The same politicians set to lay federal largesse on public school teachers and deny the poor vouchers that would allow them to attend higher performing private schools in turn send their kids to…..private schools. “President Obama, who at age 10 used a scholarship to attend a private school in Hawaii, isn’t the only one practicing school choice while taking others’ opportunities away,” Candi Cushman writes in the August/ September 2010 issue of Citizen magazine. “According to an informal survey of Congress conducted by the Heritage Foundation, approximately 44 percent of senators and 36 percent of representatives with school-age children have at some point sent their kids to private school.”
“Only about 11 percent of American students attend private school.” Citizen magazine is published by Focus on the Family where Cushman works as an educational analyst.
Malcolm A. Kline is the Executive Director of Accuracy in Academia.