Thursday, September 06, 2007

Private Schools: Good Enough for Congress, Too Good For You

Rob Bluey points to some Heritage research on the large number of Members of the House and Senate who send their children to private schools:

  • More than 37% of Representatives and 45% of Senators responded that they had sent their children to private school;
  • More than 23% of House Education and Labor Committee members and 33% of Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Com­mittee members exercised private school choice; and
  • Exactly 52% of Congressional Black Cau­cus members and 38% of Congressional Hispanic Caucus members sent at least one child to private school.
When it comes to health care, Democrats frequently assert that the public should have access to a system at least as generous as that available to Members of Congress. Is education so much less important than health care, that Members of Congress are entitled to far better choices than the people they represent?

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