kitchen table math, the sequel: parents of school-age children

Monday, February 28, 2011

parents of school-age children

I missed this part of the public school survey:
Public schools get slightly lower marks from those Americans with children living at home. Among this group, 41% say public schools provide the best education while 47% say public schools are the worst.

Most Americans (54%) know a family whose children attend private school. Among families with children living at home, 62% know some who are in private school. 
In 2005, 42% of all Americans surveyed by Rasmussen thought public schools provided the best education for children; today, 41% of parents with children living at home say the same, while that number rises to 50% when you include people who don't have children living at home.

That's the opposite of what I assumed would be the case.

Interesting.

What happens to the views of parents whose children have grown and left home?

3 comments:

Crimson Wife said...

Familiarity breeds contempt?

Linda said...

Some of them care more about their taxes than the schools?

Catherine Johnson said...

I was assuming that people whose children have grown would probably be less positive about public schools for a number of reasons....(not having to do with taxes -- )